“The Dog House” Behavioural Stage

The Dog House is a unique, purpose built set-designed house with its own ‘training garden’ allowing behaviourists, trainers and charities to provide a range of demonstrations that highlighted common problems in the home as well as ‘out and about’ in social situations.  

Dogstival is delighted to be joined by one of the south’s most respected Animal Behaviourists – Natalie Light.

As our lead behaviourist, ‘Nat’ will be leading the Stage and covering everything from those first ‘puppy months’ to more advanced training demonstrations. Using her understanding, knowledge and practical skills to confidently identify, manage and reinforce behaviours in order to have a safe and happy life with their dog.

Introduction to positive reinforcement training and how to manage unwanted behaviours effectively, efficiently and ethically.

Here’s just a snapshot of what happened at the last Dogstival……

  • Owner absent related problems….why does he always chew my slippers to pieces?!
  • Aggression towards humans or other animals and predatory behaviour towards livestock, wildlife or other animals within the household.
  • Dealing with noise phobias or social anxiety.
  • Behaviours that may be caused or influenced by a medical condition.
  • Understanding the demands of a rescue dog, some of the common issues and how to overcome them.
  • Behaviours resulting from a lack of training or understanding not based on an emotional trauma.
  • Ideas and help with enrichment games, playing with toys and scentwork.


About Natalie Light BSc PGDip PGCert CCAB

A member of the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB) accredited Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist, an Animal Behaviour & Training Council (ABTC) Registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist and Animal Training Instructor and a full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors.

Nat has been working professionally in the companion animal sector since 2006 and have graduated from Southampton University with a Zoology BSc (2:1) and Newcastle University in Applied Animal Behaviour & Welfare PGDip (Distinction). Visit her website or watch her in action below!

2021 schedule to be announced!


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One of The Best Dog Festivals

This has honestly been one of the best dog festivals we have been too, there was loads of space so no danger of anyone standing on us, there was a beach a woodland area to play zoomsies, lots of entertainment and the most friendliest buzzing atmosphere  thank you @dogstival for putting on a pawtastic weekend  high paws to you all and roll on next year! ?

Mrs Melissa Kendall-Milnes


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