Services

Dog trainer or animal behaviourist?

You may be asking yourself whether you need a trainer or a behaviourist.

It is important to be aware of the differences. Many owners like to give initial training for their dogs as this give the owner more control over the pet. This is a good thing particularly in the light of new laws regarding control over your dog. It also allows your pet to feel safe and have some understanding of what is expected of it. Expert trainers can teach an animal new behaviours as well as improve on existing ones. Training can also be used a part of a behavioural programme but cannot stand alone in resolving complex behavioural issues because some problems are so deep rooted in the animal’s life. They would therefore need a qualified animal behaviourist who is able to diagnose and find the cause of such behaviours.

A s a behaviourists we aim to understand the world from the animal’s point of view. The behaviourist can identify and explain the cause and motivation behind an animal’s behaviour and develop treatment plans that will help the owner and their pet modify its behaviour. A qualified behaviourist must have studied animal ethology, ethics, human and animal psychology, neurophysiology, learning theory, psychopharmacology, training, welfare and current legal issues and have been taught to apply this knowledge in helping to resolve problematic behaviour – they find and treat the root cause of the problem, not just the symptoms.

Services Offered

I only employ fear-free training methodology in all that I do. rest assured I will care for your pet as of they were my own!

Puppy Training

Getting a new puppy is exciting, but a lot of work! Proper training from a young age is best for cats and dogs.

Behaviour Training

If your pet is acting out, I can help you regain control and improve your relationship with your pet!

Aggression Training

An agressive dog or cat can cause you an enormous amount of stress. I can help restore peace in your home!

General Education

Have questions about your dog or cat, or how to properly care for a pet? Contact me to for help!

Pricing

Puppy/Kitten Consultation

A home consultation to discuss breed type and how to prepare for the new arrival. A written report and informational handouts will also be provided. Email/phone support is available for the first 6 weeks from the time the pet arrives at its new home.

Cost £100

1 to 1 Training

A one hour session to further assist the owner with any training as part of the behaviour modification programme

Cost £100 per hour

Extras

Mileage at 50p per mile will be charged for visits further than 25 miles from CT10 2sy

50p per mile

I do not take payment up front but do ask that funds are available for the second visit.

Although the majority of clients appreciate the time and effort that pets with problems puts into helping them, there is a minority that cancel with little or no notice, in spite of being made aware of the cancellation fee policy when booking (see below). Unfortunately, this means that clients are now asked to pay in advance of the first consultation. An invoice will be sent out with the initial questionnaire and payment can be made electronically or by cheque

About Ashley Cat & Dog Behaviourist

Ashley is a member of the Association of Pet Behavioural Counsellors (APBC). This may enable clients to claim on their insurance for behavioural help. For more information go to www.apbc.org.uk

If you are keen to get real, long lasting results then working with a professional cat & dog behaviourist is vital.

I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Companion Animal Behavioural Counselling from the University of Southampton. This is the most recognised qualifications within this field, in the UK.  My studies allowed me to gain in depth knowledge in   dog and cat behaviour, as well as giving me a huge insight into positive methods in dog training, learning theory, welfare and ethics, the law, neuroscience and human psychology. This all gave me the knowledge to qualify as a pet behaviour counsellor and dog trainer working with all breeds of dogs and cats.

I also have another degree in Animal Care and Management, and this has allowed me to gain knowledge, skills and experience of working with a variety of other animals

Therapy. This has given me an in depth knowledge of how pain can affect a dog or cat’s behaviour.

Prior to qualifying as an animal behaviourist I had worked with horses for many years. I have also shared my life with dogs and cats for many years, and currently co-habit with Stafie cross named Sasha and two rather elderly cats, Twiggy and Tilly. I cannot imagine being without my beloved pets.

I believe it is possible to build and maintain a harmonious relationship between ourselves and our pets. It just takes a little patience and understanding to get there

Ready to Start Training?

Contact me today to learn how I can help you and your pet!

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