Domesticated Manners

Is run by Chirag Patel and started by helping dogs and their people in 2004 and has since evolved to where we are now offering assistance to both domestic and wild animals in a wide range of setting internationally. This includes range of pets in the home, laboratories, zoos, organisations such as The Police, Dogs Trust, Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, British Columbia SPCA and Kong amongst others. 

Domesticated Manners has its home base in the London / Essex border although we have consulted with high profile clients, pet owners, companies and taught workshop and seminars in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, Mexico and in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

Chirag Patel: Behaviour & Training Consultant and Owner of Domesticated manners


BSc (Hons): Veterinary Sciences - Royal Veterinary College, UK

PGCert: Clinical Animal Behaviour - University of Lincoln, UK

CPBC: Certified Parrot Behaviour Consultant - International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants

DipCABT: Advanced Diploma in Practical Aspects of Companion Animal Behaviour & Training - Centre of Applied Pet Ethology

Member of The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (00923)

Accredited Animal Behaviourist: Animal Behaviour & Training Council

Chirag entered the field professionally in 2004 and has since become a leading figure in the profession internationally. He consults on the behaviour management and training of all animals living under human care including (pets, zoo and laboratory animals). . He is highly sought after for working with private clients, organisations as well as teaching workshops and presenting at conferences. Chirag was also an expert on BBC 1’s TV Series Nightmare Pets SOS and has gives TV interviews worldwide.

Chirag is passionate about the application of ethical behaviour change science to improve the life of animals living under human care by teach animals to be active participants in their own daily and veterinary care in a low stress manner.

He is consultant for Guides Dogs for the Blind Association UK, The Kong Company and 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.

Chirag earned his BSc(Hons) in Veterinary Sciences from the Royal Veterinary College in London and a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Animal Behaviour from the University of Lincoln, UK. He also holds an Advanced diploma in practical aspects of companion animal behaviour and training from the Centre of Applied Pet Ethology. Chirag is also currently continuing his education by studying further in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis. 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 and developed his understanding and skills in puppy training under the mentorship of Ian Dunbar PhD, BVetMed, MRCVS. He is also a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers UK (00923) and has previously served on their committee.  He has also been invited and accepted as a Certified Parrot Behaviour Consultant (CPBC), with the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC).

Previously Chirag has worked for Dogs Trust as Assistant Head of Canine Training & Behaviour.  Managed the Animal Behaviour Centre at Dr Roger Mugford's Company of Animals in Chertsey, Surrey. He has also held a post at the University of Lincoln, as a research technician responsible for the training of Rats and Degus in a sponsored odour discrimination and Indiction project. In addition to this Chirag worked in veterinary practices part time for over 6 years. 

Chirag also has an internationally selling DVD called 'From Brain to Bite: understanding, managing and modifying aggressive behaviour in dogs”. Chirag also has a YouTube Channel that has accumulated over a million views and provides free resources for pet owners and professionals, you can access this channel by clicking here.