Let’s Talk Paws is owned and run by Kay McGuire. As a fully qualified Clinical Animal Behaviourist Kay is passionate about using her behavioural knowledge and experience to work alongside dog and cat owners, helping and educating them with regards to their pets behaviour, in order to maximise the strong pet-owner bond that is so special to both dog and cat owners alike.
In 2011 Kay graduated with a First Class Honours in Bioveterinary Science from the University of Lincoln. This was shortly followed by a Masters degree, in which Kay chose to return to the University of Lincoln in order to be taught by two of the countries leading Veterinary Behaviourists and specialise in Clinical Animal Behaviour. Graduating in January 2013 with an MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour, Kay has now gained relevant academic qualifications and experience to be recognised as a fully qualified Clinical Animal Behaviourist.
Throughout the course of both Kay’s undergraduate and masters degrees, Kay has gained a working knowledge of a range of species through modules such as; Animal Husbandry and Welfare, Veterinary Anatomy, Mammalian Physiology, Animal Disease, Domestic Animal Behaviour and Cognition, Clinical Skills and Development and Regulation of Behaviour. Kay has also gained a vast amount of practical experience through work placements at veterinary practices, farms, wildlife parks and wildlife rehabilitation centres. This combination of both knowledge and experience means that Let’s Talk Paws is able to offer the highest level of expertise when it comes to the services that are offered.
Since graduating, Kay has gone on to become a fully qualified microchip implanter and has also completed the ‘Life Skills for Puppies Trainer Training Course’ at the University of Lincoln.
Kay is also a provisional member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors, meaning that having achieved relevant academic qualifications to conduct behaviour consultations Kay is now gaining the practical experience necessary for full membership.
In addition to the above, Kay attends regular seminars and conferences in order to continue developing her professional knowledge.
Kay is also closely involved with the South Yorkshire Police Puppy Walking Scheme and is a volunteer for German Shepherd Dog Rescue, where she carries out a variety of roles including dog assessments and home checks.