Living with a dog should be enjoyable and relaxing ………………
But this is sometimes not the case, it can be embarrassing, heart-wrenching, worrying and exhausting.
It doesn’t have to be this way. When a dog displays undesirable behaviours, from their point of view, there is always a reason for it. I can help you with understanding why your dog chooses this behaviour, what we might want your dog to do instead, and develop a plan to improve your lives together.
Committed to using kind, fair and effective rewards-based methods, based upon up to date research, I do not condone the use of force, intimidation, lead jerking, prong or choke collars, rattle bottles, spray or shock collars, shouting or physical punishment. This does not mean I’ll allow unwanted behaviour, but I’ll teach alternatives rather than using physical punishment.
Why a Behavioural Consultant and not a Dog Trainer?
They have very different skill sets, being able to train a dog to a high level of obedience or to pass a good citizen test is different set of skills than observing, assessing and understanding the complexities of dog behaviour and developing a plan to change that behaviour. Your dog may be feeling scared, anxious or frustrated, and understanding how to change these emotions is an important part of behavioural work.
What does a Behavioural Consultation involve?
It differs from dog to dog, but usually involves an initial telephone conversation after which I will ask you to complete a consultation form prior to arranging a consultation and assessment (either at your home or a neutral location). We can then discuss treatment plans and ongoing support at the consultation and assessment.
Prices are £45 for the initial consultation and assessment (usually 1 - 1½ hours and includes a written treatment plan), £30 per hour for additional training sessions. Specific training packages to follow.
Please contact me by phone or email to discuss your specific requirements.
My contact details are listed at the top and bottom of the page.
Based in Lindley, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.