For information on how we can help and for appointments

contact Ben McKechnie Canine Behaviour Consultant on

0770 8712 219 

or the Administration Office at The Dog Hut.Biz 

on 01323 890041 

Canine Behaviour and Training Referrals

Full Members




Members of the

Equality Register

Voted Best Behaviour, Training and Grooming Business - East Sussex

Thank you to all our wonderful clients and their continued support. We are really proud to have been awarded 

The SME Southern ​Enterprise Award 2020. 

To move successfully from nominee to winner, we have demonstrated evidence of extensive expertise and skills, dedication to customer service and client satisfaction with an    ongoing commitment to excellence, animal welfare and innovation. We are very proud and grateful for the ongoing support of our amazing clients. Chin chin!

CBT-Referrals at The Dog Hut.

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Covid-19 update at CBT Referrals. 

We are currently reducing the number of possible consultations due to the Covid 19 situation in the UK (and Sicily). CBT Referrals are cautious not to place clients or staff at potential risk. Consultations are available by appointment at the Clinic in Seaford or on location including The Barn or Training Field. Other locations may be suitable and we can guide you, during your initial enquiry. We currently have up to a 5 week waiting time for appointments, we are exceptionally busy and we thank you for your patience.

What is CBT Referrals? 
  • We are a small multi-disciplined team of professional individuals. Members of the Canine and Feline Behaviour Association and Master Trainers with the Guild of Dog Training and other professional bodies. We offer expert, caring, supportive and friendly services to owners and professionals.
  • We are committed to delivering the highest possible standards in client care and ongoing support.
  • Owners can be sure to receive empathy and understanding while being given clear, expert information and advice.

Who can benefit from CBT Referrals? 
  • Enquiries are very welcome from professionals within veterinary, professional dog training and dog grooming salons field and we fully support pet owners on veterinary referral.
  • In addition to excellent rehabilitation training and canine behaviour modification we can also offer nutritional guidance and diet sheets, acupuncture, massage, veterinary advice (only behaviour related) and behavioural pharmacology advice through our in house referral process.
  • We are also professional animal trainers and can provide support in force free training for a variety of species through our referral services. Just ask us how we can best help you!

For details of the services available and the costs involved, both in the UK and Sicily or through our referral services.

Courses & Workshops

on hold at present.

Dean Hart MCFBA runs workshops on Animal Training and Canine Behaviour.

Information about our multi-disciplined and supportive team.

Meet Dean Hart founder.

Short Q&A's on Behaviour Problems, Information and articles of interest to support small businesses.

This page is partly under construction. Articles are continually being updated. 

Official Dr. Ian Dunbar Bite Scale

The purpose of a dog bite can be varied. CBT Referrals makes use of the official Ian Dunbar Bite Scale during their comprehensive assessment of an aggressive dog. Click on this link to download the official version.  Palm injury. Photograph Copyright CBT Referrals.