I use a holistic approach based on allowing the animal to use free will.
This method involves working with the emotional mind, changing mindsets and working on emotional well-being. We work to stabilise the dog’s emotions with the ultimate aim of the dog being able to independently manage his/her feelings and frustrations. Once the emotions are balanced other problem areas can correct themselves, or need less intensive work to resolve.
This is achieved by looking at the dog’s overall lifestyle.
We adjust to achieve the best management strategies, along with training and teaching the dog coping strategies and alternative responses.
A consultation will take 2-3 hours, with all members of the family present. We will look at your dog’s history, finishing with current issues to assess how he arrived at this point. A behaviour plan will be put in place taking into account your and your dog’s lifestyle, learning needs and emotional well-being.
Some behaviour problems are caused by underlying medical issues therefore it is important for me to liase with your vet in order for us to work together in your pets best interests.
Examples of problems I have dealt with:
Chasing livestock and other animals | Guarding and possessiveness
Aggression towards other dogs or people | Fears, phobias and anxieties