Petrina Firth AKA The Pet Coach



Petrina is a Pet Behaviourist and Dog Trainer with 15 years in the business. She is a Board Member and fully assessed Member of The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (no 01238) and a Registered Animal Training Instructor with The Animal Behaviour and Training Council – a regulatory body that represents animal trainers and animal behaviour therapists to both the public and legislative bodies. Petrina is also a Scentwork UK Instructor.

Having spent much of her career serving busy dog owners and teaching thousands of puppies in Central London, she decided to further her training in Separation Anxiety and train with a world-renowned expert on the subject, Malena De Martini (Author of Separation Anxiety in Dogs).

Petrina now focuses on Separation Anxiety Training and Behaviour Modification for dogs who struggle with being home alone, as well as Online Dog Training services. She also works as a Content Creator for ZigZag Puppy Training App – and provides support to puppy owners all across the world.

She is passionate about keeping families together – dog families that is. She sees her role as cutting through the fairytale of dog ownership, but equally getting people to have the relationship with their dog that they dreamed about.


Exotics or NTCAs: What should you call the ‘weird’ pets?

You may have heard us mention these types of animals on Veterinary Ramblings before: they include hedgehogs, sugar gliders, and many other small furry friends – often called ‘exotic’.

But why do we call them exotic? Is this term really accurate? And what does it mean for owners of these animals?

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