Dog Only Knows Behaviour and Training with June Pennell
Dog Only Knows Behaviour and Trainingwith June Pennell

Behaviour and Training Services

All Dog Only Knows behaviour and training work is rewards-based, force-free, and without fear and intimidation. We will focus on you and your dog having fun as we all learn better that way!

 

We strongly believe dogs are sentient beings with emotions and that we need to be aware at all times of what they might be feeling.  

 

A Veterinary check-up is highly recommended especially for sudden behaviour changes as problem behaviours or an inability to learn are often related to pain or sickness. This is particularly true if a dog's behaviour changes over a relatively short period of time.    

 

Please email 'dogonlyknows123@gmail.com' with a brief overview of your needs or the problem, include your telephone number, and I will call you to advise the best way to proceed. My services are listed below but I am always happy to set up something bespoke that suits you better - please just ask.   

 

Free Behaviour 15 Minute Discovery Telephone Call

I highly recommend this initial telephone call, where I will ask you to briefly describe the behaviours you are concerned about. I will give you some immediate suggestions and we'll agree the type of additional help we believe will benefit you and your dog the most. This may be one-to-one training sessions or a more in-depth behaviour modification consultation (see those listed below). 

 

It is important to recognise that training and behaviour modification are, whilst linked, quite different. For example, if a dog barks and lunges at other dogs because he is fearful, whilst it is possible to train him to stop doing these things in the moment, your dog will never choose this option if off lead or alone. It is much better to work on changing how he feels in the situation and change it long term - helping him to become more comfortable in that situation is going to be so much more beneficial. Behaviour modification is about changing the underlying emotions being felt and not just supressing them.  

 

After this initial discussion, should you want additional assistance I will send you a detailed questionnaire to complete and return and we will book one of the behavioural services listed below. 

One-to-One Training Sessions

If you want to feel a real connection to your dog and know that your dog loves being alongside you in all situations, then I can help you with some practical training sessions.  I can accompany you on a walk, work with you in your home or garden, or I can arrange to rent a secure field if this makes you and your dog feel more comfortable.  In focused one-to-one training sessions, you and your dog's requirements are the only things on the agenda. I can tailor each session to exactly what you want to get out of it.

 

This is ideal for issues like:

  • Pulling on the lead
  • Improving your dog's recall
  • Jumping up
  • Over-excitement on walks or when visitors arrive
  • Chase issues
  • Adolescent behaviour - forgetting everything they have ever learned! 
  • Difficulty doing husbandry tasks - ear cleaning, nail clipping, giving eye drops, grooming etc. 
  • Mouthing of the lead or you
  • Fear of travelling in the car

The emphasis in the sessions, as always, will be on making the training fun!

 

£50 per session (60-90 minutes)

Everything Puppy!

Puppies need to safely experience so much during the first 12 weeks of their life if they are to become comfortable with all we expect of them throughout the rest of their lives. There is much to do, and it is not as easy as you might expect to do this safely within the right period. 

 

New Puppy Home Visit Consultation

This is a complete puppy guidance package. We will devise a bespoke programme of safe socialisation and habituation to everything your puppy needs to be familiar with throughout their life. The programme focuses on the quality of the interactions with other dogs and humans takes preference of the quantity of interactions. 

 

We will discuss how puppies learn and the best ways to train. We will also demonstrate how to prepare your puppy for all the husbandry tasks you will need to undertake in the future.  We will cover all the things it is easy to assume your puppy will be fine with, until they are not! 

 

£99 includes home consultation, bespoke training plan, a New Puppy Information Pack and 6 weeks of support during the crucial socialisation period.

 

Puppy One-to-One Training Sessions

Why not have one-to-one puppy training lessons at home during the time your puppy is unable to go out (because they are still in the middle of their puppy inoculation period). We can work with you at home or at another suitable venue. 

 

Ideal for advice regarding toilet training, sleeping arrangements and crate training, age-appropriate exercise, mental and environmental enrichment activities, preparing your puppy for being left alone and so much more.  

 

Of course, we can also do puppy one-to-one sessions after your puppy is allowed to go out too and these can replace classes (if you have other socialisation opportunities) or complement classes and puppy socialisation parties.   

 

 £50 per session (60-90 minutes)

 

Choosing your New Puppy Consultation

If you need help deciding which breed and personality type is likely to fit in with your lifestyle, how to avoid puppy farms and which puppy in a litter is right for you, we can help.  We can also help you prepare for your puppy's home coming, know what to purchase and what to expect, and, of course, we can be there for you when your puppy comes home.   

 

£50 online or home visit, includes a New Puppy Information Pack

One-Hour Online Behaviour Consultation

During this one-hour consultation, by Zoom, we will discuss the specific issue or issues you are facing and devise a bespoke action plan for you. You will be sent a recording of the session, so you have it to refer back to at any time. 

 

This would be ideal for:

  • Anxiety and nervous behaviours
  • Fear related issues or phobias including 'reactivity' to other dogs or people
  • Separation related behaviours or over attachment issues
  • Guarding resources from you or from other dogs
  • Excessive barking
  • Walking issues

I will help you understand more about the behaviour, why this might be happening, and how the situation can be improved. After the meeting I will send you a recording of our session. You will have the option of continued support either as additional online meetings or, if local to Winterslow, Wiltshire via practical face-to-face sessions. If you are not local, I will help you find a suitable professional to help you near your home. 

 

£55 includes Zoom session and recording for future reference 

Full Behavioural Consultation 

I will send you a detailed questionnaire to complete before our initial meeting which can be split between online or home visit depending on your concern. During this first meeting we will discuss the specific issue or issues you are facing. Additional visits can be arranged as required.

 

This type of session would be ideal for:

  • Anxiety and nervousness behaviour
  • Fear related issues or phobias including 'reactivity' to other dogs or people
  • Separation related behaviours or over attachment issues
  • Guarding resources like toys or food from you or from other dogs
  • Excessive barking
  • Travel and car related issues
  • Walking issues

I will help you understand more about the behaviour, why this might be happening, and how the situation can be improved. After the meeting I will send you a bespoke action plan which will include links to training and demonstration videos and equipment I believe will help you.  I will be there support you while you make the necessary changes for the following 8 weeks while you implement the plan.

 

The emphasis in the action plan will be on building your dog's confidence and/or skills through kind and compassionate guardianship and fun activities that you will both enjoy. This may include scent work, games and trick training, all of which have "real life skill" applications. 

 

£249 includes the initial consultation (online or home visit or combination of both), a bespoke action plan and 8 weeks' training support. Additional sessions will be at a discount.

 

Pet Bereavement Related Assistance

If you need to talk to someone about your dog's failing health, perhaps you are anticipating losing your precious dog and wondering how and when you will make the decision to say your final goodbye, or maybe grieving a much-loved pet, then we are here to help you.

 

Not everyone understands the impact losing a much-loved pet can have on our lives. Our grief can become all-consuming and sometimes we need a little help from someone who really does understand and has been through it.

 

£30 per session

Vet Visits

Many dogs, especially puppies, develop a fear of going to the Vet's office.

 

If your dog is anxious, shakes or salivates at the thought of entering the Vet's door, tries to escape or barks in the offices, I can help you prepare for the next visit and accompany you if required.

 

£25 per visit

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