Things are changing, but I can still help you with your dogs behaviour, we just have to adapt the way we work together.
So, instead of me coming to your house, we will do it via phone, email, video, or whatever else it takes to get your dogs behaviour back on the right track.
Your initial consultation will normally be via the telephone. We’ll start by having an in depth chat about your dog, the problems you are experiencing and anything else that is relevant, and then we’ll discuss the training plan and what will be involved so we can get started.
I trialled a similar system last year with an extremely anxious dog. I learned loads from it, but it worked very well, and that dog has come on so well, I’m very proud of him. Given the current climate, now is the perfect time for it, and I have an unexpected amount of time to get on and implement it properly.
How it works…
The initial assessment will normally be on the phone and will take up to 60 minutes. You’ll get a detailed and bespoke training plan, and two follow-up calls via Phone, Skype or Zoom. One, to talk about the proposed training plan and answer any questions you may initially have, and the second will come later, and will be used to assess progress. Ongoing support will also be offered via email or messenger, and can be used if you are having issues or questions as you go.
Your plan may vary depending on your situation, and I may recommend some of the following options…
- I may ask you to send a video
- I may ask you to gather more information
- I may record a video for you
- I may suggest additional follow up phone calls
- I may suggest an online meeting with the whole family via Zoom
- I may recommend an online class (classes will be added over the coming days
After you book, I will aim to call or text you within one hour (at busy times this may be longer, or if it’s late then it’ll be next day). If it’s convenient for us both, we can have our initial chat at that time, if not, don’t worry, we will arrange a suitable time, or if you prefer to do it via Skype or Zoom we can organise that. Don’t worry if you miss my call, I will try you again.
I have more than 15 years experience solving all kinds of canine behaviour problems, at home and in rescue. A bad experience with a old fashioned dog trainer inspired me to learn more about dog behaviour, and it is because of him, that I wall never use harsh methods when training and rehabilitating dogs.
I work privately with clients in Dundee and the surrounding area with dogs of all ages, breeds and issues including anxiety, aggression and hyperactivity.
In 2009 I was proud to publish a book about dog behaviour and training. How to be the Perfect Pack Leader (by Caroline Jenkins) remains popular today and a follow up is expected very shortly.