Happy dogs showing normal running and playing behaviour on the beach

Solving dog and cat behaviour

problems with

science + compassion

Dr Nicole Lobry de Bruyn, dog and cat veterinary behaviourist with Border Terrier

Meet Dr Nicole

Veterinary Behaviourist

Animal Sense is a Veterinary Behaviour consultancy owned and operated by Dr Nicole Lobry de Bruyn servicing the suburbs of Perth and beyond.


With over 30 years experience as a vet in private practice Dr Nicole is one of the most highly qualified Animal Behaviour Veterinarians in Western Australia. She is one of only a handful of veterinarians in Perth with the highly respected membership in Veterinary Behaviour MANZCVS obtained through examination. 


She helps pass on this passion through the teaching of Animal Behaviour (all species) to undergraduate vet students at Murdoch University.


She is a member of the Australian Veterinary Association and the special interest group in Animal Behaviour. She is also a certified Fear Free Professional.

Dr Nicole can assist you with any behavioural problem you may be experiencing with your companion animal - canine or feline. She follows the latest scientific approach, relies on a positive communication style with her patients and clients and will work with you to find the best outcome.

Dog and cat behaviour problems can be complex and be a source of much frustration and distress for owners. Dr Nicole understands this and is here to assist you.

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Areas of Expertise




Separation Distress



Resource Guarding

Storm and Noise Phobia

House Soiling


Shadow Chasing, Spinning & other Compulsive Disorders

Fighting Between Household Dogs



Monday Night Seminars

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Right Start Puppy

1 hour


Whether you have just acquired a new puppy or you are thinking of getting a puppy this seminar is a must-do education opportunity to help make you and your dog get off to a smooth start in life. ​

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Remedies for Rescue Dogs

1 hour


A must-do education opportunity for new caregivers of a recently adopted dog. Avoid the common pitfalls that arise through the  misunderstanding of trauma and stress.


Behaviour Medicine for GP Vets

MARCH 22nd

for vet professionals

90 minutes



A must-do education opportunity for veterinary professionals keen to update their behaviour knowledge - separation anxiety/fears/compulsion


What Clients Say

“We were at our wits end, when we were referred to you and we are so grateful for the wise council and support received in regard to issues we experienced with our beautiful dog. It has now been over six months and we are all back on track. We cannot thank you and your team enough for the wonderful advice that has helped keep our beautiful dog as a loving member in our family.”

— Stephen, Leonie and Leroy



0417 965 764

Unit 3 / 42 Pearse St, North Fremantle, WA 6159

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