Is your dog fearful, reactive, destructive, guarding toys/food/people or having trouble being left alone?
With all behavioural problems, the first step is to do an in-depth analysis of all the factors contributing to the issue, and to construct a behavioural management plan.
My approach is to take each dog as an individual with its unique personality, genetics, life experiences and circumstances. I aim to find the triggers and motivation for the problem behaviour, and then to modify the environment and apply training to change that behaviour. In many cases, the main goal is to by changing the dog's emotional response to change motivation for the problem behaviour and thus to prevent recurrence, and also to teach coping skills and alternative behaviours.
If there is anything in your dog's behaviour that causes concern, do not hesitate to contact me. The earlier the intervention, the better the result. Do not think that your dog is 'a hopeless case', most 'bad' behaviour in dogs can be worked on!
For most cases, I offer a set of two 1-2 hour home consultations with three months of post-visit support (WhatsApp/Zoom, email, phone). For separation issues, I offer a package of four weeks including on-site/online consultations with continous support during the training and three months after. To kick-start the process, additional training options could include me working on the issue either at your home, on a training walk or having your dog boarding with me for training.
We live exciting times, as scientific knowledge of dog behaviour increases rapidly. To keep up to date with recent developments, I constantly seek for new information relating to dog cognition and behaviour, dog training and behavioural management.
I offer reliable and responsible services
based on 30 years of experience with dogs
and 13 years of professional experience as
a researcher studying Animal Behaviour