About me

Hanne Grice Dip, BA (Hons), MSc (Distinction) – is an applied animal behaviourist and 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.  Having companion animals herself and working long hours both in London and abroad, she realised there was a need for an all round service that gave pet owners like herself, real peace of mind.  From pet care to helping problem pets, Hanne wanted to create a company that gave owners a place to turn to for expert advice and 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 both nationally and locally for her work, has represented female entrepreneurs presenting in front of government bodies and Ministers.  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 and BBC Three Counties.  Hanne also runs workshops for pet owners and pet professionals on a range of topics including; bite prevention, enrichment, reactivity, feline and canine body language as well as first aid.  Hanne is also a Victoria Stillwell Academy Dog Trainer Course Mentor in the UK, a Blue Cross Volunteer Educational Speaker, and sessional lecturer at Bishop Burton University Centre for the MSc Applied Animal Behaviour & Training – Human Animal Interactions, and MSc Animal Behaviour Consulting modules, and has also lectured for the FdSc Applied Canine Behaviour and Training – Advanced Dog Training module Year 3, and Year 1 students.  Hanne also is a peer-reviewer of scientific papers put forward for publication in the journal Society & Animals.

Hanne works with all breeds of dogs and cats, helping with all sorts of problem behaviours with a calm, positive training approach.  She also runs a Puppy & Dog School in Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire 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.


  • Winner – Dog Trainer of the Year – Oxfordshire Prestige Awards 2020.
  • Finalist – Best Business Women Awards 2015.
  • Winner – Scoot Headline Awards ‘Sole Trader – Regional Winner’ in April 2015.
  • 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.


Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT – USA no: 74193), The Pet Professional Guild (PPG no: 13175869), the Animal Behaviour Society (ABS), the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB), Animal Behavior Management Alliance (ABMA), Victoria Stillwell Dog Training Academy (Mentor), Affiliate of the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers (BIPDT), and Provisional Member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC).

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.