OUTPAWS is delighted to promote the services of Jim Stephens, Pet Behaviour Counsellor with the Pet Behaviour Centre in Dublin and owner of Wenden Kennels, based in Rathfarnham. Dublin 14.
I had the opportunity to with Jim Stephens, over the last 10 years, through corporate brand communications and now through OUTPAWS. Jim has provided me with invaluable advice & support and is always on hand to chat with me if any behavioural issues have arisen with my clients dogs. Jim has also provided individual & personal attention to many of my clients regarding animal behavioural matters and he has being a constant support and advisor on all things dog related.
Jim is an international public speaker and has given talks on dog matters in Ireland and abroad including the UK, Lithuania and Spain. Jim writes for several national publications, as well as appearing on TV and radio. He has regularly appeared on RTE TV and Radio, Newstalk , Today FM, Classic Hits 4FM and writes a behaviour column for the magazine “Our Dogs Ireland”.
Jim is also Consultant to the Irish Kennel Club on animal behavioural matters and greatly respected and recognised as one of the most qualified animal behaviourists in the country. Jim holds a Master’s Degree in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling awarded from Southampton University 2001 (Diploma 1999) Jim provides training and behaviour modification for individuals and their dogs and has provided his time and expertise on all aspects of dog and feline behaviours, including common problems such as separation anxiety, fear, aggression, noise phobias, inter -dog aggression, socialisation, safe introduction of new dogs to other pets, safe introductions to babies .
He is a committee member of the Schnauzer club of Ireland and the German Shepherd dog club of Ireland and also acts as a club representative on the Irish Kennel Club Ard Chomhairle, where he also serves on the Agility, Obedience & Working Trials Committee.
He is chair of the IKC’s Health, Welfare and Behaviour Committee and helped draft the IKC / DSPCA joint submission on the 2017 draft proposals on the revision to the Dog Breeding Establishment Act. He represents Ireland on the European Committee to draft and approve the Minimum standards for dog trainers and is the designated contact for the National Standards Authority of Ireland .
Jim is currently a representative on the European Working Committee on minimum standards within the Assistance Dog sector (CEN/TC 452 Assistance Dogs).