Shaun is a Canine Clinical Behaviourist available to support Legal Counsel in any dog related matters that may fall under the auspices of the following dog related legislation:
Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.
Dangerous Dogs (Amendment) Act 1997.
Dogs Act 1871.
Antisocial Behaviour Crime & Policing Act 2014.
The Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953.
Animal Welfare Act 2006.
Guard Dog Act 1975.
Animals Act 1971.
We support Legal Counsel by conducting the following:
Conformation assessments to identify ‘breed’ or ‘type’ (Dangerous dog assessment, prohibited breed assessment).
Dog behaviour assessments to identify if a dog constitutes a danger to public safety or to provide expert opinion of previous and current behaviour (Dog behaviour, dog behaviourist).
Assisting the Courts and the civil police during the investigation of dog related human fatalities by providing expert behavioural hypothesis and subject matter expert investigative support.
Following alleged breach of professional standards assessment of procedures, practices, and training of dogs employed in a professional context such as Police Dogs, Military Dogs, or, Security Dogs.
Consulting on any of the following matters; dogs, dog training, dog fighting, dog aggression, dog attacks, dog bites, dog disputes, dog seizure, dogs dangerously out of control, livestock worrying, dog control orders, contingent destruction order, destruction orders.
As well as being a former service police dog handler, Shaun is former criminal investigator and crime manager who is meticulous in the gathering and presentation of evidence. Possessing industry leading qualifications in investigative interviewing and the investigation and reporting of serious crime, he is experienced in presenting detailed material to the court.
Such professional competencies are used to great effect in his role as an Expert Witness specialising in dangerous dog legislation and dog behaviour. He is a full member of the Expert Witness Institute.