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 be scouring the internet or books for a solution but are getting conflicting advice. Dog training classes are not always as affective or beneficial to dogs as we would like, 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 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 behaviour problems can stem from underlying health problems i.e. dogs who are reactive on the lead can be suffering from neck injuries, dogs that are restless can be in pain and dogs urinating in the house can have bladder problems to name a few, so it is important to have a vet check over your dog first before getting a behaviour specialist in, which could ultimately save you money.

What does the consultation entail?

A pre-questionnaire is sent out prior to the session to gather history regarding the behaviour(s) in question, which is then reviewed in detail in advance of the consultation this includes vet history and any video footage provided. This helps Jo Hinds start to formulate a retraining or behaviour modification plan. During the consultation a detailed explanation of the behaviour causes will be provided, your goals will be discussed and steps to take moving forward. 6 months free on going support and help is regarded as an important part of the process via email and additional follow up sessions are available via telephone/video or 1:1 training sessions.

How are the session carried out?

Jo Hinds works with you and your puppy, in your own home and outside in your local area, where you will regularly exercising your dog (COVID restriction dependant)

Can this be carried out by Telephone or Video?

This solution works really well, I can advise and teach everything that I would in person. Even issues relating to dog to dog aggression or being wary of strangers can be dealt with in this manner, as the initial training has to be worked on outside of these situations working with the threat at a distance. Other benefits from this kind of session is that some dog act differently when visitors are there or are fearful and bark the whole time, therefore remotely observing your dogs behaviour allows me to really see what is going on.  This service has been set up for everyone that needs help no matter where you are based UK or abroad. I can provide advice using different media: Telephone, Whatsapp, FaceTime, Skype, Zoom and more. I am flexible with technology and can use whatever method best suits you.  This facility also can offer cost savings due to removing the need for time for my travel to you.

How does payment work?

The price shown for home visits is within a 20 mile radius of HA4 6UD. If you live further away please call for a quote for your area.

How you pay for home visits: How you pay for home visits: I take payment in full to secure all appointment slots in the diary.

Telephone/Video Sessions: Payment is taken in advance by bank transfer or paypal for the appointment to be confirmed.

Package 1
  • 1 x Consultation (1hr)
  • 1 x Practical (30 mins)
Package 2
  • 1 x Consultation (1hr)
  • 2 x Practicals (1hr each)
  • 6 weeks support
Package 3
  • 1 x Consultation (1hr)
  • 4 x Practicals (1hr each)
  • 8 weeks support