About me

Hanne Grice Dip, BA (Hons), MSc (Distinction) ABTC-CAB – is a Clinical Animal Behaviourist, trainer, published author, educationalist and founder of the award winning pet behaviour company Hanne Grice Training & Behaviour (formerly Walk the Dog™).

A lifetime love of animals led Hanne to start the business.  From pet care to helping problem pets, Hanne wanted to create a company that gave owners a place to turn to for expert advice, up-to-date training with first class service.

In 2006, Hanne launched the business and she has helped over three thousand furry clients and works with famous faces from the world of sport, film and entertainment.  Hanne has won a number of awards for her work, has represented female entrepreneurs presenting in front of Ministers and government bodies.  She is the author of Playing With Your Dog, and contributes to a number of printed and online publications sharing advice on canine and feline behaviour, animal care and management.  Hanne has given expert advice on the BBC Breakfast sofa, and regularly on BBC Radio 5 Live, Talk Radio, Talk Sport, Times Radio, Radio Dacorum plus BBC Three Counties.  Hanne also runs workshops for owners and pet professionals on various topics.

Hanne is also a Kids Around Dogs Approved Trainer – certified in Protocol to Overcome the Fear of Dogs in Kids, Victoria Stillwell Academy Dog Trainer Course Mentor and Faculty Advisor, a Blue Cross Volunteer Educational Speaker, and an Animal Sciences lecturer at University Centre Bishop Burton responsible for the MSc Applied Animal Behaviour & Training – Human Animal Interactions & Psychology plus Animal Behaviour Consulting modules, and lecturer on the MSc Animal Behaviour & Welfare degree.  Hanne is also a MSc final project Supervisor and has lectured for FdSc Applied Canine Behaviour and Training – Advanced Dog Training module Year 3, and Year 1 students.  Additionally, Hanne peer-reviews scientific papers put forward for publication to the journal Society & Animals.

Hanne works with all breeds of dogs, cats and other small animals, helping with all sorts of problem behaviours with a calm, positive training approach.  She also runs a Puppy & Dog School in Hertfordshire and provides both in-person and virtual training and behaviour services, as well as lecturing for educational organisations.  Hanne is a member of several organisations, working to their Code of Practice – see below.

Awards:

  • Silver Winner – Best Business Women Awards 2021 – Animal Services, and Customer Service
  • Winner – Animal Behaviourist of the Year – Home Counties LUX Life Magazine Pet Services & Products Awards 2021-22
  • Winner – Animal Behaviourist of the Year – Corporate LiveWire Global Awards 2021/22
  • Winner – Dog Trainer of the Year – Oxfordshire Prestige Awards 2021-22
  • Winner – Dog Trainer of the Year – Oxfordshire Prestige Awards 2020-21
  • Finalist – Best Business Women Awards 2015
  • Winner – Scoot Headline Awards ‘Sole Trader – Regional Winner’ in April 2015
  • Winner – EE Chief’s Choice Award – 2013
  • Winner – Dacorum Business Excellence Award in October 2009
  • Winner – ‘Special Merit Award’ – the National Association of Registered Petsitters (NARP) for her dog behaviour work and pet care services in 2007, 2008 and 2009

Memberships:

Full Member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC), Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT – USA no: 74193), The Pet Professional Guild (PPG no: 13175869), Animal Behavior Management Alliance (ABMA), Victoria Stillwell Dog Training Academy – Mentor & Faculty Advisor, Kids Around Dogs (KAD) Approved Trainer, Affiliate of the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers (BIPDT), Supporting Member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), British Veterinary Behaviour Association (BVBA), and Supporting Member of the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB).

Hanne holds a number of qualifications, including an MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Training (level 7) with Distinction, and is passionate about continued learning.

Hanne is also a member of the Behaviour Collective, a community group run by a collection of skilled behaviourists and trainers.