There are many behaviour problems that owners may experience with their dogs:
- Shows aggression to other dogs or people
- Pulls on the lead
- Fails to come when called
- Chases cats, cyclists, squirrels, people or other dogs
- Phobias- noise –fireworks or loud bangs- can sometimes lead to aggression
- Guards objects, animals or people
- Destroys things in the home
- Jumps up
- Barks excessively
- Shows aggression to people
- Dig holes or destroys the garden
- Cat travel problems
- Eats faeces- own or other animal’s
- Has general fears and anxieties, nervousness
Scary embarrassing behaviour!!
Canine behaviour problems are often tolerated by their owners for various reasons. We love our pets and cannot bear to think of parting with them even when the problem behaviour gets in the way of our day-to-day lives. Unfortunately many problem behaviours escalate to the point where owners are no longer able to cope and end up giving their much loved pets to re-homing centres, or even worse having their pet put to sleep.
Why does aggression happen?
There are some behaviour problems that can also be associated with medical conditions. It is for this reason that I ask owners to get their pet checked by their veterinary surgeon prior to a consultation to rule out or treat any pre-existing medical conditions (if more than one month of seeing a vet).
If there are any medical issues and your pet receives treatment, the problem may disappear though there still might be a need to use a behaviour modification treatment alongside treatment. Of course if medical issues are ruled out completely then you can still go ahead with a behaviour modification treatment programme.
How I can help
You may find that your pet’s problem is not on this list. Either way, as a qualified animal behaviourist I will do my best to identify the cause of the behaviour as well as develop an appropriate treatment programme that will help the owner manage the behaviour of their pet more effectively.
I will develop a dog aggression training programme
Once you have called me for a FREE chat, I can get an idea of your problem
I will visit you and all of your family, as well as your dog in your home. The time spent there with you will allow me to get a good understanding of the problem. You will also be given some written information that will help you get started
- Begin by calling me for a FREE chat so I can get an idea of your problem and I can tell you how I can help you
- If you decide to go ahead we arrange a date for our first session which will be over zoom. I then send you an invoice via square online with a questionnaire and details of how to get a vet referral – this gives me the opportunity to get a full understanding of the problem and learn ‘what makes your dog tick’. I will also leave you with written advice to get you going.
- After the zoom call we arrange an in person visit where I come to your home to meet you, your family and your dog – this allows me to demonstrate the techniques and put the plan into action.
- You receive a comprehensive written programme detailing why your dog behaves the way he does and what we can do about it including detailed written handouts of all appropriate training protocols
- Over and above this I will be available through email, phone and video conferencing to support you throughout the process
We will work together for 4 weeks (or more if needed) on our consultation package which is £300. Every dog is an individual, as is every owner. Every programme is bespoke and created just for you. Because the plans are unique, the fee structure for my work will vary. After our initial free chat I will be able to let you know what the additional fees will be for your specific case if you require or want ongoing sessions or advice.
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