Behaviour Modification

If your dog has a behaviour problem you would like to resolve, I can help.

Using safe, effective and kind methods, I can help you understand, and fix, a range of problem behaviours such as:

Barking

Toilet training

Dog to Dog Aggression

Fear Aggression

Resource Guarding

Separation Anxiety

This is by no means an exhaustive list, this is just to give you an idea of the problems I can help with.

The Methods I Use

I use positive reinforcement as the basis of all training, this can involve food rewards, or toys, or it can involve life rewards; things your dog enjoys doing such as sniffing, running etc.

Under the umbrella of positive reinforcement training, I use desensitization and counter conditioning, in conjunction with a carefully planned management program so that your dog learns at a pace he or she can handle.

Because each dog and owner are different, each program is carefully tailored to you, your dog and your lifestyle. The beauty of positive reinforcement is that it is so very adaptable - there are as many ways to use it as there are dogs and owners!

Methods I Won't Use

There will be no use of methods or tools designed to cause pain, fear or to otherwise 'squash' unwanted behaviour.  There are no quick fixes, and I will not attempt to achieve such a thing - you might be surprised just how quickly something can be fixed without resorting to such methods though.

I prefer to take a holistic approach, teaching you how to manage the relationship between you and your dog - effectively, teaching you how to live with your dog and enjoy doing so.

Training Problems

I can help with a range of training problems as well, whether you are struggling to teach your puppy to stay clean in the house, or an adult dog to recall off lead.

I can teach you how to use a clicker, and teach a variety of fun tricks or useful behaviours, the choice is up to you!

Again, if I don't know how to teach something, I will help you to find someone who can.

I am part of a large network of trainers and behaviourists across the UK, all of whom work to the same standards and ethics that I adhere to. If I don't know something, I know someone who does!