“I cannot thank Sam enough for her help with our dogs. We had a very distressing situation with one of our dogs where unfortunately due to bad breeding, He was terrified of absolutely everything and didn’t know how to react other than with aggression and excessive barking.
Sam took the time to understand our situation and also helped us to understand our dogs mental condition, she explained everything in depth and made sure we knew what we were dealing with, what we needed to do and how to move forward. Her help and understanding has been invaluable. Sam worked tirelessly with us and kept in touch every couple of days to discuss progress and tweaks to our training if needed. We now have two happy, healthy and confident little dogs, it’s a joy having them in our lives and no longer a foreboding struggle. Sam most definitely has the best interest of her clients and animals at heart, It is clear that she does this for her love and compassion for dogs and their families”
There is a distinction to be made between training and behaviour. Training is teaching the animal to perform an action. Behaviour problems involve working on the mind and understanding cognition. We can’t “train” an animal not be frightened we have to change what is happening in the mind.
I use a holistic approach that focuses on your dogs’s emotional state. I work on the mind changing mind sets and perspectives which in turn changes how your pet feels about the situation that is the problem.
Looking at everything from diet through to breed specific behaviour and human dog relationships we can work at changing your dogs response to a number of issues he/she is struggling with.
A behaviour assessment takes about 2 hours, we go through the history, problems, what you’ve tried and a number of other factors.
Once I’ve assessed what’s going on, and the motivation for the behaviour, I do an individually tailored treatment plan for you to follow to resolve this. We check things are progressing via email/phone follow up. A follow up session (if needed) is included. Full support is given throughout the process. If necessary I will refer to your vet for further investigation and I will liase with them.
Some examples of things I have dealt with are aggression, guarding problems, compulsive disorders, phobias and much more.