Behavioural Consultations for Dogs

Helping you to find that place

When our dogs are struggling it can cause huge amounts of stress and it isn't uncommon to feel isolated.  You may have already sought help from a number of sources, but with the mountains of controversial advice it can be very confusing to know where to turn. 

 

A behavioural consultation:

  • Will help you to establish the underlying motivations for the behavioural problems
  • Provide initial management advice to relieve a lot of the stress and/or safety concerns
  • Provide advice that is practical, transparent and tailored to your needs and the needs of your individual dog
  • Help you to create environments that set your dog up to succeed in order to help them to make the right decisions
  • Help you to understand why the problems have developed and how to avoid future problems


Common problems seen:

  • Aggression
  • Dog to dog reactivity
  • General anxiety and stress
  • Separation-related problems
  • Noise phobias and sound sensitivities
  • Compulsive disorders
  • House soiling and indoor urine marking
  • Barking at home, on walks or in the car
  • Food or object guarding
  • Handling problems including grooming, veterinary examination
  • Handling problem during daily tasks such as drying paws or clipping nails
  • Chasing/hunting problems
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Dogs base a lot of their decisions on whats safe and whats dangerous and although their behaviour can often appear a matter of choice, they are often just trying to survive in a busy world that they don't always understand.  Finding ways to communicate with them without judgement will therefore help you to develop a relationship based on trust and this is where the real magic begins!