Starting Wednesday 28th October – Wednesday 25th November
If your training has ever worn off or had limited success it may be because the foundations weren’t solid enough. In week 1 we’ll be getting to know your dog a little better. We’ll be taking a look at his basic needs and how they affect his behaviour and we’ll be gaining a better understanding of where behaviour problems start and how to create a solid foundation for rehabilitation.
Understanding how to assess behaviour is an essential part of the rehabilitation process, getting this part right will save a lot of time, effort and stress for you and your dog. In week 2 we’ll be learning how to assess behaviour, we’ll figure out what’s normal and what’s not for your dog, and we’ll talk about how to identify the root cause of problem behaviour.
Every dog is different, so if you’ve ever tried a technique that someone swore by, but had no luck, its probably because your dog learns in a different way. In week 3 we’ll talk about what influences behaviour, and why dogs do what they do. Plus we’ll talk about the different ways dogs can be motivated – there is more to life than just treats!
Your own behaviour can make the difference between success and failure when it comes to training your dog. We’ll take a look at the simple changes you can make, plus we’ll be looking at the different personality types. We’ll discover what type your dog is, the different roles types play within a family and what your dog needs from you.
If you have ever started working on a problem and had limited success then there is a good chance you didn’t have a solid plan. Making a plan is the last, and most vital step to take. Before you start looking at specific problems you need to know how to make a training plan, what to expect from your dog during training, and how to measure your success.
The classes should last approximately 1 hour each, which will include some time for questions.
These classes will take place via Zoom, an online video conferencing service. If you’ve never used it before it’s really easy. You don’t need an account but you will need to download it onto your computer or your device. You’ll be sent a link to access the webinar, just click the link and follow the instructions. If you haven’t downloaded Zoom yet, it will help you to do that too.
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.