Roberta Bottaro

Animal behaviour, human psychology and criminology

Who I am What I do

Hello and welcome

Always passionate about everything related to behaviour, both animal behaviour and human behaviour, I laid the foundation for my career earning first a master degree in pedagogy and then a master degree in psychology.

In addition to being a psychologist, I am a professional dog trainer and a criminologist.

My career focuses on consultancy and lectures: I was a speaker at seminars on dog training throughout Europe and the United States. I am lecturer in professional refresher courses in psychology and criminology. I offer consultancy on animal behavior and training, canine fitness and conditioning and in various areas of psychology and criminology.

It is not a question of starting. The start has been made. It’s a question of what’s to be done from now on.

B.F. Skinner

About me

Professional dog trainer, psychologist, criminologist

What I can do for you

Science based training

Effective and enjoyable dog training using science-based methods and ready for real-world. Training of mantrailing, detection and tracking dogs. Behaviour consultancy.

I-O psychology

I-O Psychology consultancy: job analysis, performance appraisal/management, individual assessment, occupational well-being, training and evaluation, occupational stress, organizational culture, etc.

Sport psychology

Advice on techniques for managing emotions, relaxation and mental training to improve competitive performance. Interventions in support of  motivation; health education in sport.

Canine fitness and balance

Fitness training programs for sporting and working dogs to improve flexibility, strength, coordination and overall conditioning in a safe, positive and effective way.

Psychology of learning

Support in the choice of the study career, motivation to study, effective study methods, educational projects. Helping students into exams prep, lectures about theory of learning.


Fields of interest and availability for lectures: psychology of the missing person, deviant behavior, educational interventions, projects on integration, use of dogs in the forensic field.

You should also know…

I relay on national and international education and experience: i followed courses and seminars in USA, Finland, Sweden, Germany and Austria. My priorities are combining science and pratical, focusing not only on cognitive-behavioral approach but also on relational one.

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If you want more information on our services , if you want to know more in detail my background and experience or understand how I can help you, or ask for a consultancy or lecture