Full Support Dog Behaviour Training Packages
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.
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!
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.)