Behavioural and Training Services

Any behaviour work and training we do with you and your dog will always be rewards based, force-free, without fear and intimidation and we will always include as much fun as possible. 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.

 

We will focus on having as much fun as possible as we all learn better that way. 

 

A Veterinary check-up is recommended as problem behaviours or inability to learn are often related to pain or sickness. This is particularly true if a dog's behaviour changes suddenly.   

Free 15 Minute Discovery Telephone Call

In this initial telephone call, we will ask you to briefly describe the behaviours you are concerned about and we'll agree the type of help we believe will benefit you and yor dog the most. This may be one-to-one training sessions or a more in depth behaviour modification consultation. 

 

It is important to recognise that training and behaviour modification are, whilst linked, very 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, it is much better to work on changing how he feels in the situation. Helping him to become more comfortable in that situation is going to be so much more beneficial in the long term. Behaviour modification is about changing the underlying emotions being felt and not just supressing them.  

 

After this initial discussion, we will send you a detailed questionnaire to complete and return. 

 

Email dogonlyknows123@gmail.com with a brief overview of your needs or the problem, include your telephone number and I will contact you. 

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 we can help you with some practical training sessions.  We can accompany you on a walk, work with you in your home or garden, or we 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. We 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. 

 

Fee: £35 per session (or 3 booked in advance for £90)

 

Email dogonlyknows123@gmail.com with a brief overview of your needs or the problem, include your telephone number and I will contact you. 

 

All Things 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. 

 

Puppy Zoom or Home Visit Consultation

We will devise a bespoke programme of safe socialisation where quality of the interactions with other dogs and humans takes preference of the quantity of interactions and safe habituation to all the things, we expect our dogs to be comfortable with throughout their lives.  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! 

         £75 includes consultation, bespoke training plan and puppy pack plus option of more support.

 

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.     

         £35 per session (or 3 for £90) includes Puppy Pack

 

Pre-Puppy Consultation

If you need help deciding which breeds are 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, what to purchase and what to expect, and, of course, we can be there for you when your puppy comes home.     

£50 includes Puppy Pack

 

Email dogonlyknows123@gmail.com, include your telephone number and I will contact you. 

Online Behaviour Modification Consultation

We will send you a detailed questionnaire to complete before our meeting. During this full consultation, of 1 to 1.5 hours, by Zoom, we will discuss the specific issue or issues you are facing. This may relate to:

 

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

 

We will help you understand more about the behaviour, why this might be happening, and how this can be improved. After the meeting we 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, as practical face-to-face sessions. 

 

£70

 

Email dogonlyknows123@gmail.com, include your telephone number and we will contact you. 

In Person Behaviour Modification Consultation plus 6 weeks support

We will send you a detailed questionnaire to complete before our meeting. During this full consultation, of approximately 2 hours in your home, we will discuss the specific issue or issues you are facing. This may relate to:

 

Fear related issues or phobias including 'reactivity' to other dogs or people
Separation related behaviours or over attachment issues
Guarding of resources and not giving items up to you or guarding from other dogs
Excessive barking

We will help you understand more about the behaviour, why this might be happening, and how this can be improved. After the meeting we will send you a bespoke action plan which will include links to training and demonstration videos and equipment we believe will help you. 

 

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

 

During our initial meeting we will discuss the best way to implement the action plan. You may feel that you have all the information you need to proceed alone, and that is fine, we'll still be available for 6 weeks via email, Facetime, Skype, Zoom or telephone to answer any queries you have.

 

However, you may decide you need our help in more practical sessions and we can agree these either during the initial consultation or later once you have practiced the activities suggested for a while. Where additional sessions are required, these can be booked singly or in sets of three, which attracts a small discount. 

 

£199

 

Our fee includes the initial consultation, bespoke action plan, an additional home visit and a further 6 weeks' support. 

 

Email dogonlyknows123@gmail.com, include your telephone number and we will contact you. 

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.

 

£25 per session

 

Email dogonlyknows123@gmail.com, include your telephone number and we will contact you. 

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, we can help you prepare for the next visit and even accompany you.

 

£35

 

Email dogonlyknows123@gmail.com, include your telephone number and we will contact you