We bring out the best in you and your pets.
At Best Behaviour™, we use the science of learning and behaviour to teach your pets how to be the absolute best versions of themselves, while building a lasting bond with you, their guardian and most valued companion.
Meet Your Behaviourist
After graduating from film school, Jessica began her career as a video editor. She began volunteering at an animal shelter in her free time; walking dogs, raising kittens, and performing pre-home inspections. During this time, her cat, Milkshake, went missing. After days of searching high and low, Milkshake was eventually found under the neighbour’s shed.
Her face was crushed. Dehydrated and in severe pain, she was raced to the vet, where she stayed for a week and underwent multiple surgeries. Milkshake’s sister, Foosball, was pining for her at home. But when Milkshake returned, Foosball seemed to have amnesia; she went straight for the attack!
With the help of a behaviourist, the cats were able to rebuild their relationship. Working through the behaviour modification programme, Jess realised that although she had always loved animals, she knew nothing about their behaviour!
She has since qualified as a ThinkingPets Conti-Puppy instructor, holds the OCN UK accredited Diploma through the Centre of Applied Pet Ethology, and is a CAPBT SA Affiliate member. She now marks and tutors the Diploma course for COAPE International.
Jessica serves on the committee for the Midrand SPCA to improve the welfare of the animals in their care, specifically focusing on early development, problem prevention, and public education.
After having children, Jessica developed a keen interest in early child development. This led her to become a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator.
Jessica currently runs two companies: Best Behaviour: Animal Behaviour & Training, and Best Behaviour: Parent Education & Training. This deep understanding of animal and human emotion allows her to offer unrivalled support for the families with whom she works.
Jessica is a co-founder of the Conscious Parenting Association South Africa.
Despite her qualifications, Jessica remains well trained by her dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, rats, and two young sons.