I understand what it is like to cope with a difficult puppy going through the terrible teens. Or how it feels to live with a fearful dog which is aggressive towards other dogs. I've been there too. Empathy and listening skills come from a nursing background. I believe it is important that you feel supported as we work together to help you and your dog.
Problem behaviours with your dog are a source of worry and stress, compromising enjoyment and your relationship with your canine friend. With my input and guidance, many behaviours can be improved or resolved by you. I hold an advanced diploma in canine behaviour, and have years of experience working with dogs.
A focus on positive training techniques forms the basis of my methods to change your dog's behaviour. This approach is consistent with your dog being a happier and more willing student! and it means the process of modifying your dog's behaviour can be both enjoyable and effective. I will help you develop a healthy dynamic with your dog which is fundamental to addressing many issues.
Some examples of common problems I can help with are pulling on the leash, jumping up, fear, aggression, separation anxiety and barking. A problem can have many causes. We will work together to identify the cause, and improve or resolve issues. I like to take time to fully assess all angles, this is because accurate diagnostics lead to effective solutions.
The initial consultation will be of 2-3 hours duration. We chat about issues as I assess your dog in the home environment. Then we take a walk together with your dog to assess his / her reactions and responses outdoors. Next I will give advice and demonstrations on what you can do about identified issues.
A comprehensive written behaviour modification plan will be formulated for you after the initial visit. The detailed plan will outline problems, causes and measures required to address them. You will by now be implementing the guidance and advice for an agreed period. A 'follow up' home visit will take place in 2 to 3 weeks to review your progress and advise accordingly.
Puppy sessions are also available for your new puppy. These will help to prevent common problems, and will get you off to a great start in terms of helping your puppy develop into a happy and well mannered family member. A 2 hour session will include training demonstrations, verbal advice and a written plan tailored for your puppy's breed and personality.
Please ring for a friendly, no obligation chat if you think you may need help. I employ a caring, professional and commited approach. All work is covered by public liability and professional indemnity insurance.
£120 For an initial consultation, behaviour plan and review visit.
£50 For a new puppy consultation.