In this course I will teach you the essentials of dog behaviour including how to assess your dog, determine what he is thinking, why he does what he does, and how to change his behaviour.
We’ll bust some myths, learn about associated behaviours and why they could be preventing you from solving your dogs behavioural problems, and we’ll talk about balancing your dogs mind and body in preparation for rehabilitation.
There will be a total of ten hours of tuition split over five weeks, classes will be small and there will be plenty of discussion, handouts, and, where possible, I’ll try to arrange for a suitable dog to come along!
The schedule is anticipated to be:
Week 1: Getting to know your Dog, Assessing Behaviour, Normal Dog Behaviour, and Creating a Solid Foundation for Rehabilitation.
Week 2: How Dogs Learn, Creating Good Experiences, Influences on Behaviour, Life Stages, and Changing Behaviour.
Week 3: Living Cooperatively, Making Rules, Communicating with Your Dog.
Week 4: Managing Excitement and Anxiety, Socialisation Issues and Undoing Bad Experiences.
Week 5: Guarding and Possession, Aggressive Behaviour, Making a Plan, Using Tools and Measuring Success.
Classes start at 7pm on the following dates (Mondays): 24th February, 2nd March, 9th March, (Break), 23rd March, 30th March.
This course of five, two hour classes, costs £125. The minimum numbers have been reached so this course will definitely go ahead at these dates and times.
This course is scheduled to be held at:
The Circle, 4-6 Staffa Place, Dundee, DD2 3SX.
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.