Marion Yates

Dog Behaviour Support in Lancaster and the Surrounding Areas

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Providing behavioural support to dog owners in Lancaster and surrounding areas

Dog Ownership – Is It Working for You?

Welcoming a dog into our lives can be one of the most rewarding experiences, but sadly sometimes it all goes wrong.

Does your dog bark and lunge at other dogs or people, or chase runners and cyclists? Perhaps he's anxious or fearful, or hates being left alone and you feel powerless to reassure him. Maybe your dog has caused damage to your home and garden, or perhaps is guarding her food bowl or toys - or even a particular family member - so aggressively you fear someone may get hurt.  Possibly, your dog has already caused injury and you don't know where to turn.

Most likely, you have found there is lots of advice out there – from friends, from the Internet, from TV, and from complete strangers in the park who cannot resist telling you what your dog needs!  The trouble is, everyone has an opinion on what’s best for your dog, but so much of the advice is conflicting and some of it is quite frankly unethical and can easily do more harm than good!

Don’t worry – you have come to the right place. 



Changing behaviour is usually hard work and takes time and patience.  Quick fixes don’t exist but the sooner we address the problem using the right methods consistently, the better chance we have of success.  Success is not always ‘fixing a problem’ – more often, it is reaching a point at which you and your dog are comfortable. 

I can help with with all kinds of problem behaviours, offering one-to-one behaviour consultations in your own home. Common problems include:

  • Aggression towards dogs/people
  • Anxiety and fears
  • Boisterous and destructive Behaviour
  • Excessive Barking
  • Obsessive Behaviours
  • Resource Guarding
  • Separation Distress

I have owned and trained dogs for over 35 years and achieved my behaviourist qualification in 2017.

About My Business

A Trusted Dog Behaviourist

I am a qualified dog behaviourist with a passion for helping dogs and their people.

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Behaviour Support

Behaviour Consultations

Behaviour problems can make life with your dog a misery and are signs of an unbalanced and unhappy dog. A behaviour consultation will help you identify underlying causes of the problem behaviour, gain understanding of your dog, and make the changes necessary to have a more contented companion that can be proud of.

Right Start Sessions

Right Start Sessions

Many behavioural problems originate in puppyhood and are easily preventable at that stage. My Right Start Sessions get you and your new puppy off to the right start and give you access to support through to adulthood.

Puppy Socialisation

Puppy Socialisation

The socialisation period is the most critical stage in your puppy’s development, but the ‘window’ for socialisation is very short and is closed by the 16-week point.  Socialisation classes expose your puppy to new experiences and to other puppies in a safe and controlled way.

Common Problems



Does your dog bark and lunge at other dogs or people, or chase runners and cyclists?


Anxiety and Fears

Is your dog anxious and fearful, or does it panic when left alone?



Are you frustrated or anxious about your dog…..


Obsessive Behaviours

Do you struggle to distract your dog from certain behaviours?


Excessive Barking

Are you at the end of your tether with persistent barking?


Resource Guarding

Is your dog guarding its food, toys, a special resting place or even a person?


“Extremely Pleased”

"We are extremely pleased with the help and advice that Marion gave to us. We have seen a great improvement within hours, let alone days. Marion said it would take work, but it is worth it. Marion was easy to talk to about our dog and the problems we were having with him. I would recommend Marion Yates to anyone."

Jennifer, Bolton

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“An Absolute Life-Saver”

"I've got to say the experience was an absolute pleasure from start to finish. It was really great to know what is going through your dog's head when certain behaviours are triggered. Since her departure, my dog Frankie's behaviour has improved dramatically, from walking on a lead to biting, to toilet troubles. It's only been just over a week, but the difference is night and day! Could not recommend her more, what an absolute life-saver she has been!"

Francesco from Burnley

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“Can’t Thank You Enough”

"Thank you so much for your advice and help with Shona. She's just about stopped lunging and barking at other dogs when out on the lead and is genuinely a much more confident girl now, and much more attentive to us. As you know, walks were not a pleasant experience, but we're much more relaxed now and really beginning to enjoy taking her out on long walks now - the reason we adopted her in the first place! Can't thank you enough! "

Lauren and James, Lancaster

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