Many perceived dog behaviour problems are simply normal canine behaviours at an inappropriate time or place. However, some are more serious and stem from traumatic experiences, illness, injury or other physiological or neurological causes. Unwanted behaviours can become a serious problem for owners, affecting day to day life and our relationship with our dogs. With a thorough understanding of applied canine behaviour, I can help you to identify triggers and to address behavioural responses, help
Serious behavioural concerns are usually best addressed away from the class environment, in a 1:1 setting where your dog feels most comfortable. I therefore come to your home to conduct a behavioural assessment. This allows me to meet you and your dog, to see how your dog lives at home and how he interacts with you and with his environment in a place where he feels safe and comfortable. We can then begin to plan structured training to manage the unwanted behaviours according to your dogs individ
I often travel further afield to visit clients who are struggling with behaviour problems. Depending on distance, a +2 hour visit, ongoing telephone and email support and provision of an extended Training Plan covering up to 6 weeks, can be provided for small additional fee, depending on your needs. Enquire for more information.
Solving behaviour problems requires a significant commitment from the dog owner to follow behaviour plans. Training advice and behavioural management plans must be followed consistently to be effective. I offer phone support to all behaviour assessment clients following the initial visit to help keep you on track and making progress.