Dog trainers & behaviorists


Chirag Patel BSc (Hons), PGCert (CAB), CPBC, DipCABT is a behaviour and training consultant. Chirag consults on the behaviour management and training of domestic animals kept as pets, exotics, zoo and laboratory animals.

His passion is the application of behaviour change science and ethics to improve the life of animals living under human care, especially applying training principles to teach animals to be active participants in their own daily and veterinary care in a stress free manner.

Chirag runs seminars for dog trainers and also works for Dogs Trust as Assistant Head of Canine Training & Behaviour and consults for Guides Dogs for the Blind Association and the Kong Company. In 2015, Chirag was invited to join the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) Animal Training Focus group as the scientific officer and external consultant.

In 2005, Chirag completed an internship in dog behaviour and training with a focus on aggressive behaviour under the mentorship of Jean Donaldson, at the San Francisco SPCA. He developed his understanding and skills in puppy training under the mentorship of Ian Dunbar PhD, BVetMed, MRCVS. He is currently continuing his education by studying further in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis. He is also a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers UK.

Watch Chirag's videos on Dog Coach Videos
Visit his website, Domesticated Manners