With over 35 years’ experience, Jeri Omlo, BSc. MEd. is one of Cornwall’s leading Animal Behaviourists and dog trainers. She is only one of 40 Animal Behaviour Training Council’s (ABTC) Registered Clinical Animal Behaviourists in the country.
Jeri Omlo, BSc. MEd. is a professionally trained Animal Behaviourist with a degree in Comparative Psychology and a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology and Education who is a member of the APBC. She has also studied at Post Graduate Level at the University of Southampton in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling. Jeri served as an Associate for the late John Fisher, the renowned Canine Behaviourist and became a full member of the APBC in the early 90’s.
As part of Continuing Professional Development, Jeri regularly attends courses, seminars and workshops to keep up to date with the latest in animal behaviour and training. Recently she has lectured and attended courses on practical dog handling skills, stress in dogs, animal welfare and rehabilitation and the behavioural effects of neutering. Much of this work was with the world famous John Rogerson. Jeri has recently also studied diet and behaviour, reactivity in dogs, socialisation and habituation for puppies, learning theory, separation anxiety and domestic evolution for cats.
At the moment, Jeri is working towards the Advance Diploma in Aggression with Compass Training Centre.
As well as her extensive private practice throughout Cornwall and Devon, Jeri served as the Consultant Animal Behaviourist for the RSPCA Cornwall Branch for 10 years and ran a Border Collie Rescue for 15 years. Jeri has worked with animals in the United States and India as well as the U.K.
She has lectured to veterinary surgeons, nurses, practice staff and members of the general public in all aspects of pet behaviour. Jeri has frequently guest lectured on the Duchy College’s Animal Behaviour Foundation Degree course and has also taught Counselling Psychology to Degree and foundation Degree level.
Jeri is available for talks and lectures for your training groups and organisations where her knowledge, experience and lively, good humour make for a fun, yet very informative session.
Jeri’s special areas of interest are the rescue dogs, pet loss and bereavement, diet and behaviour and the psychological relationship between owners and their pets. She also is the Editor for the Australian Cattle Dog Society of Great Britain’s quarterly newsletters and writes a Breed Notes column for “Our Dogs”, a national weekly show newspaper.
Jeri lives with one Border Collie and three Australian Cattle Dogs whom she shows successfully at both Open and Championship level.