Behaviour Services

 

 

“The fidelity of a dog is a precious gift demanding no less binding moral
responsibilities than the friendship of a human being. The bond with a true dog
is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be”
~ Konrad Lorenz

 

It is said there are no quick fixes in life and success takes time and effort. This is true when changing behaviour that has become embedded – it takes time. “Quick Fixes” often mask the problem and it can resurface later or manifest in other ways. True learning is achieved when a dog chooses a behaviour because they want to not because it is forced upon them.

 

 

Behaviour Consultations

"behaviour for life"

£90 (2 Sessions, behaviour rehabilitation plan, free email/phone support for 2 months thereafter)

Covering:

Separation Anxiety

Aggressive Behaviour

Anxious Behaviour and Phobias

Disruptive Behaviour

Handling Issues

 

What will happen?

  1. Contact me for a no obligation chat and tell me the problem
  2. If you wish to proceed I will send you a questionnaire to be filled out and returned
  3. We then meet in your home, where I can watch how your dog generally behaves. We will also discuss the problem and work together putting actions into place to manage it. As I need to see your dog's behaviour inside and outside the home, you should expect this first session to last at least 2 hours
  4. I will then create a report containing a unique behaviour plan for your dog, taking into account their individual needs, based on current scientific research
  5. We meet for another session, lasting 1 hour to go through the plan, making sure you have the necessary skills to work with your dog
  6. You then follow the plan, working with your dog in order to promote a lasting change (I am on hand for the next 2 months to offer free email/telephone support and guidance)
  7. If you need additional follow-up visits, these will be charged at £40 per hour

1:1 Training

"training for life"

£60 (2 Sessions lasting 1 hour each, training plan, free email/phone support for 2 months thereafter)

  • 1:1 training and advice in your home
  • How to form a connection with your dog
  • Teaching Life Skills (calm greetings, loose lead walking, recall, confidence building)
  • 2 sessions consisting of 1 x 1 hour each
  • free email/telephone support for 2 months
  • Follow up sessions charged at £30 per hour

Please contact me to discuss anything not mentioned above

 

Puppy Advice & Support

"the right start in life"
  • Want a puppy but don't know where to start? I can offer advice on breed suitability (based on a lifestyle questionnaire), environment enrichment and training advice (ask for price and further details)
  • 1:1 puppy training and advice in your home costing £30 per session (this can be structured training or ad hoc depending on your requirements)

 

 

What Fran and Charlie say:

"Tony is really nice and friendly, knowledgable and passionate about dogs and his training is treat and praise based reward, which really suited me. I found the advice and training have helped me to understand Charlie better and work with him to help him become a calm and confident dog. Would highly recommend Tony."

Rescue Advice & Support

"a new start in life"

Thinking of adopting a rescue dog but not sure where to start? I can offer advice on breed suitability (based on a lifestyle questionnaire), how to help a rescue dog adapt to their new life, suitable games to mentally stimulate them, as well as training advice. Depending on location and timescales I may be able to visit the rescue centre with you if you already have a dog in mind for adoption, however please note that I can only offer advice on behaviour seen during the visit and this may not be a reflection of their true character or future behaviour. Please contact me to discuss further and for price

Behaviour Assessments for Rescue Centres

"changing a life"

Specifically designed for Rescue and Rehoming Centres, I am able to offer initial behaviour assessments (including a behaviour plan and follow up advice) free of charge. Please contact me to discuss further and to arrange an assessment session.