Full Support Dog Behaviour Training Packages

Focusing on restoring balance and calm in your dog, I specialise in solving the most complex and unusual of behavioural cases.

Best Dog trainers in Dundee

No two dogs are the same so the solution will vary for everyone. Typically, we’ll start out having a initial chat via zoom, email, or the phone, where we’ll make a starting plan. It will depend entirely on your circumstances as to what I recommend as the first step in your training plan. But, most likely, I’ll suggest we meet up so I can do a more thorough assessment of your dog and the problems you are having.

Perfect for Solving Separation Anxiety, Reactive Behaviour, Aggressive Behaviour, Resource Guarding and Protective Behaviour, Mouthing/Biting, Over Excitement, Anxiety, and Multiple Training Problems.

We’ll normally get some preliminary training started in your first face to face session. The focus is likely to be on addressing underlying issues, associated behaviours, and preparing for the main training. I’ll be helping you to understand what your dog is trying to tell you, and how to interpret his behaviour. Plus, I’ll explain how your behaviour impacts your dogs, and how to change it to help him!

From there, we’ll normally continue with a series of face to face sessions (and sometimes zooms) where we’ll build on what we started in the first session. In the following sessions we’ll focus on your specific problems. We’ll do the training in the real world with all the distractions and triggers you battle with daily. Taking it in stages this way will prevent overwhelm, and allow us to monitor the effectiveness of the training as we go. We’ll take it one step at a time for steady, genuine progress.

Ongoing support throughout your training

The techniques I use are designed to balance and calm dogs in a kind way. I expect you to see some degree of improvement as we work together. However, I’ll be relying on you to keep the training going between sessions, so you can build on those changes and make them permanent.

However we proceed, full support will be available to you throughout. Just drop me an email any time you have a question or problem, and I’ll come to your rescue asap!

Nicola McKenzieNicola McKenzie
20:12 13 Nov 22
Caroline was great with my dog Riley, who was reactive on the lead. Although he still is slightly reactive, the difference... from day 1 to now is amazing. Caroline gave me the tools, tips and tricks to be able to help Riley on the lead. Riley is much more relaxed, as am I! It makes such a difference when you understand what to do in certain situations and what to look out for instead of the panic I used to face!Thanks Caroline! 🙂read more
Mary StevensMary Stevens
10:43 19 Oct 22
Caroline has been a God-send. She both gave me tools to help with dog behaviour issues that needed tweaking, and she gave me... knowledge, skills and confidence to live well with my lovely dog. In practical terms, I am a pensioner facing the cost of living crisis etc, and I think Caroline's professional expertise, kindness and professional skill are simply priceless.read more
Ron NevilleRon Neville
16:20 10 May 22
Caroline was calm, patient, and supportive when we invited her to help with our spaniel’s recall and absconding problem. The... initial consultation helped us - owners and dog - with basic recall skills. The follow up session then moved us to a more advanced level using verbal and signal commands. We are enjoying beach and forest walks again, our dog is happy, and she is now calm during on lead walking - an added bonus. A professional service, and good value for money. Thanks!read more
Claire PoxonClaire Poxon
12:36 04 Apr 22
Caroline is amazing with dogs, but she's even better training their owners. We have attended individual training and pack... walks and feel empowered to manage our dogs and have fun with them. She has helped with our Pomeranian gaining confidence with other dogs after she was attacked. She also helped us introduce a boisterous, active rescue puppy to our older rescue who finds it difficult to accept new dogs. Thanks to her calm, positive training we have 3 happy dogs who coexist well. I cannot rate her highly enough as we would have been lost without her.Thank you for training us humans well.read more
Jan and paul smithJan and paul smith
12:52 02 Apr 22
I was a bit nervous about having a trainer working with my dogs Charlie and Luna but within minutes of meeting Caroline all... my worries disappeared.Both my dogs have different issues and Caroline helped me go from dreading taking them out to feeling more confident after one session and the difference in my babies is already starting to show. I honestly can’t believe the difference already, can’t wait to put everything into practice and looking forward to our next session ?read more

Some FAQs …

What kind of behaviour and training problems can you solve?

I can help you with all kinds of canine behavioural problem including hyperactive behaviour, lead pulling, recall problems, aggressive behaviour, reactive dog behaviour, jumping up, mouthing, house training, separation anxiety, and all in between! I’m a rescue dog specialist, so can help you even if you don’t know anything about the dog’s history or behaviour.

I feel like I’ve tried everything, can you still help?

Yes, definitely. I love figuring out complex and unusual dog behaviour problems. I tend to focus on gently balancing emotion first, then tackling specific behaviours second, which makes a huge difference when working with dogs that cookie cutter training doesn’t work for.

Will your techniques work in real life situations? He listens when it’s just us, but as soon as he gets distracted it all goes out the window!

Yes, of course. It’s very common for dogs to know all the tricks when they are in a quiet place, but due to anxiety, reactivity, obsession, or just being easily distracted, they can’t do them in “real life”. Doing it in a class or distraction free environment might be useful to get things started, but when the environment is the problem, we need to get out and about to make the training work for you.

Will I always be working 1-1 with you?

Yes, of course. I don’t run group classes, or have assistants, so you’ll get consistent training from me, and ONLY me, from start to finish.

What areas do you cover?

Private Dog Behaviour Consultations are currently available in the Dundee, Broughty Ferry, Monifieth, Newport, and Tayport area, and as far as Carnoustie and Forfar.

When can you fit me in?

Normally I have spaces available for new clients at around 2 weeks notice (it can be longer for Sundays.)

Learn more about dog behaviour, and get free training tips, via my YouTube channel