Does your dog bark and lunge at other dogs? Has your dog snapped at you when you have tried to take something away from them? Does your dog destroy things when left alone?
These are just a few examples of behaviour problems that can cause real distress to both dog and their owners. These behaviour problems take careful management and affective positive methods to decrease and eventually eradicate the behaviour altogether.
Behavioural consultations are carried out in the owner’s home and take up to three hours. First I gather a detailed history of your dog, including diet, exercise, routine and previous training methods. Then we will discuss the problems you are experiencing in depth.
Once a full history has been taken I discuss and demonstrate the methods that will be used to counteract problem behaviours during the first stage of behaviour modification.
Once the first session has taken place I will write up the training techniques I have advised you to use during this session. This means you are able to refer to the notes if you feel you have forgotten anything or are unsure how to proceed when applying training techniques.
The majority of behaviour problems will need follow-up sessions and continued communication. I advise all my clients that, during the ongoing behaviour modification program, they can phone or email me with any problems they experience without further charge. I also ask for an update from the owner to see how the behaviour modification is progressing.
Behavioural consultations can take up to three hours depending on the problem. They cost £300 which covers me coming out to your address, taking an in depth history, running through the training techniques and management tools needed to change the behaviour and in depth notes emailed after the session.
Initial Consultation – £300*
Additional Training – £120*