Expert Witness Dog Behaviour

Expert Witness

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Dog Behaviour


Expert Witness Dog Behaviour


Al Rankin BSc (Hons) CDBC


I provide dog behaviour expert witness services for owners who are facing prosecution under The Dogs (Northern Ireland) Act 1983 namely articles 25A, 25B and 29, as well as provisions 3 and 4 of the Dangerous Dogs (Northern Ireland) Act and amendments – Dogs (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2011.

Following instruction by your solicitor I will provide a full behaviour assessment of your dog along with an unbiased report for presentation to the court with appropriate references to the latest supporting animal behaviour science. If required I also provide specific recommendations for behavioural development and management controls. I will be available to attend court hearings when required.

I graduated with first class honours from the University of Hull in Canine Training and Behaviour in 2016 and am a Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant with the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants. I currently provide expert dog training and behaviour modification services throughout Northern Ireland and specialise in evaluating and modifying aggressive dog behaviour. I have assessed and worked with 1000's of dogs over the past 7 years providing comprehensive reports and expert behaviour modification programs.

We accept private and legal aid funded cases. Contact me to find out more or ask your solicitor to book a free 15 minute consultation to discuss the case.

Al Rankin BSc (Hons) CDBC


Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant
Registered Animal Behaviourist

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