About Gemma O'leary BSc ABW


Gemma's passion has always fallen with animals. From school age volunteering at the local vets, getting stuck in with many 
aspects of animal husbandry and care, which then led to studying animal welfare and management at college.

She continued her studies onto university where she obtained a bachelor of science in animal behaviour and welfare.

After five years of intense college and university study, she decided to take some time off before embarking on a career, but even this involved caring for animals. Gemma spent a month volunteering at an orangutan sanctuary in Borneo where she obtained great knowledge and deep insight into the scientific study of animal behaviour.

Gemma Returned home and obtained a job at a very busy vet practice as a receptionist, where she gained great understanding in dealing with sensitive cases, showing much compassion and care to all pet owners. Whilst at the vets she ran monthly puppy parties which were a huge success and at the same time studied with the ADTB (Academy of dog trainers and behaviourists).

Gemma Set out on her own in 2016 as a fully qualified canine behaviourist and trainer. She is always thriving to be the best at what she does and has a huge passion for the subject. Her experience with both rescue dogs and puppies gives her much compassion and understanding, allowing her to relate to many of the issues owners find themselves up against.

Gemma is also a qualified canine first aider and fully insured.

Gemma continues to study within her field and is a strong believer in positive force-free methods.


National award in animal management: Obtained distinction level; graduated 2004

National diploma in animal management: Obtained triple grade distinction level; Graduated 2005

Bachelor of science animal behaviour and welfare; Graduated 2008

Canine first aid responder course: 20016

Diploma in Canine Holistic Behaviour completed December 2020

ADTB Courses completed in 2009

Diploma "What makes dogs tick"

Diploma "puppy training"

Diploma "Setting up successful training class"

Diploma "Bronze level instructors course".

Diploma "Silver level instructors course"

Diploma "Gold level instructors course"

Continued professional development

Gemma is constantly attending seminars and conferences within her field, whilst continuing study in specialist areas of canine behaviour and training. This ensures she is kept up to date with the latest research and training methods, ensuring she gets the best success out of her behaviour cases and training sessions.

Current study

Gemma is currently studying an advanced canine aggression course.