About Hart Behaviour

Hart Behaviour was established in 2017 by companion animal behaviourist, Ashleigh Hart-McCafferty. 

"I have had a passion for animals of all shapes and sizes since a young age. Growing up on a farm in the Eastern Cape allowed me to be exposed to all sorts of pets, including the usual dogs, cats and horses, but also - sheep, goats, cows, rats etc. This has always been where I feels most at home.

Originally pursuing a career in film, I decided in 2014 that I needed a change.I had always wanted to work with animals, and upon my relocation to Johannesburg, I decided that it was time to make that dream a reality. And so I enrolled with COAPE SA for their diploma course. I have since graduated and am now a COAPE qualified, CAPBT SA affiliated companion animal behaviourist.


After recently moving back to the Eastern Cape, I am now offering my consulting services to clients in Kenton, Port Alfred, Grahamstown and the surrounding areas. I work primarily with dogs and cats, but  I am constantly expanding my skill set and I am open to the possibility of working with exotic pets and large animals too. I have also been involved in animal rescue and I am most passionate about helping abandoned and abused animals find the right forever home. Shelters needing any help with behavioural cases are more than welcome to e-mail me."

Hart Behaviour also offers one-on-one training sessions. If you have any queries regarding these, please feel free to get in touch.