I regret that I am unable to provide behavioural consultations during the Covid-19 restrictions, as visiting you and your dog in your home is an essential part of the process. I am happy to offer general advice on minor problems over the phone, but please do not leave messages for me to call you back, as I am afraid I'm unable to respond to the volume of enquiries coming in at this time. I look forward to resuming normal service when Government restrictions are finally lifted. Thank you for your understanding.
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 she's 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.
I work with all kinds of problem behaviours, offering one-to-one behaviour consultations in your own home. Common problems include:
My work is also preventative: if you have welcomed a new puppy to your home and want to get off to the right start, my Right Start programme may be for you, or call me for details of my puppy socialisation classes in Lancaster.
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.
Many behavioural problems originate in puppyhood and are easily preventable. My Right Start Programme gets you and your new puppy off to the right start and provides support through to adulthood.