Training & Behaviour

Do you have a dog that…

  • Is fearful
  • Chases vehicles
  • Is hyperactive
  • Wont eat
  • Pulls on the lead
  • Does not come back when called
  • Finds it difficult to relax
  • Runs off with items
  • Is over friendly with other dogs and people
  • Counter surfs

…or if you are struggling with any other issue, then a behaviour consultation is required. Behaviour problems can be very frustrating and stressful for any owner, you may have been scouring the internet or books for a solution but are getting conflicting advice. Not all dogs suit dogs training classes, they can even be stressful for some dogs and owners, cause further behaviour problems and what your dog has learnt in a confined class situation, is not always easy to transfer to where you regularly walk or exercise your dog. With a tailor programme with a in-depth consultation and one to one sessions you get the full attention of a professional who can tailor the the programme to your specific dogs needs.

Many dogs behaviour problems can stem from underlying health problems i.e. a high percentage of cases I see whether its dogs showing fear, restlessness or who are growling, snapping or biting in various scenarios have had something physical going on, neck injuries, joint pain, back pain, pulled muscles and gut issues are just a few of the problems I have identified along side a behaviour modification programme. A recent study by Lincoln university suggests a high percentage of dogs have pain related behaviour problems.

In addition to the behaviour and training packages or as a standalone service I can provide a Dynamic Dog Assessment. I assess your dog for gait and postural issues or changes that may be causing pain or discomfort. Pain can not always be identified in a veterinary environment fear and even excitement can mask pain. I have worked with many dogs that have been examined by a vet but did not show any signs of pain during the exam however later after a full gait and posture analysis, where found to have health problems contributing to their behaviour (see Oscars story below).

What does a Dynamic dog assessment consist of?

Initial Consultation – this will last approximately sixty to ninety minutes. We will cover everything from the daily routine, to your dogs’ habits (yes, that includes toileting), to diet, to play, to sleep, and much more. As everything is connected – physical, emotional and mental – a full and detailed assessment is vital. The initial consult can be carried out in person or virtually.

Evidence Gathering – this will involve taking a variety of photographs and videos to show all aspects of your dog’s life, focusing on their movement and posture. You will be guided in how to get the best possible visual evidence so that observations can be made. 

Evidence Analysis – all written and visual evidence will be assessed, so that nothing is overlooked, and a detailed analysis can be given.

Veterinary Report – a comprehensive report will then be compiled and sent, with the corresponding evidence, to your dog’s vet. With the use of this report, we will liaise with your vet so that any potential underlying issues are investigated, diagnosed, and supported, minimising the impact these potential issues have on your dog and yourself.

Follow-up Support – support is given throughout the Dynamic Dog process, including after report submission and diagnosis. Short-term support and advice can be given following the initial diagnosis, in order to help you manage the outcome. Long-term support and advice can be discussed depending on the outcome of the diagnosis.

A Dynamic Dog Assessment can be added to the behaviour and training packages, as a bolt on of £150.

Frequently asked questions

Package 1

  • 2 Hr Consult
  • 4 weeks support
Package 2

  • 1 x 2 Hr Consult

  • 2 x 1 hour Follow up sessions

  • Unlimited message support between sessions
  • 6 weeks support
Package 3

  • 1 x 2 Hr Consult

  • 4 x 1 hour Follow up sessions

  • Unlimited message support between sessions
  • Write up
  • 10 weeks support
Dynamic Assessment
  • 90 Min Remote Consult
  • Gait and Posture Analysis
  • Full instructions on gathering video and image evidence
  • Media analysis
  • Vet Report with Video Evidence
  • Follow up