Home visit puppy and dog Trainer/Behaviourist



Behaviour Package

For owners living with dogs that show very complex behaviour problems like aggression, separation anxiety, nervousness, excessive barking, noise phobia and inappropriate toilet-ing in the home.

The package includes visits to your home, a written report with a behaviour modification programme tailored to your individual needs. Thereafter continual support by email or telephone for as long as deemed necessary. In addition, owners are given the opportunity to continue working with me on an individual basis with their dog for as long as they need.

Behavioural assessment: £195 undertaken in your home lasting 3 hours and to include a full behavioural report and unlimited ongoing support via telephone or email as well as two further one hour sessions in my training fields. I send a pre visit questionnaire in order to gather all relevant background information regarding your dogs behaviour. This is a comprehensive service looking in detail at problem behaviours, their cause and solutions. Also, an Animal Behavioural Referral Form will be sent out for your vet to complete, this must be completed before the day of the consultation.

Behaviour Modification:

I can help and advise with all canine behaviour concerns; simple telephone me or email me.

Telephone: 01278 422 806
Mobile: 07990 066 040
Email: jacmanville@gmail.com

Common problems we can help with include:

  • Pulling on the lead
  • Jumping up
  • Excessive barking
  • Digging up the garden
  • Chewing furniture
  • Excessive paw licking
  • Separation related disorders
  • Inappropriate elimination
  • Begging
  • Chasing
  • Biting
  • Aggression issues:
  • Fear / Nervous Aggression (Interdog)
  • Fear/Nervous Aggression against humans.
  • Frustration or Redirected Aggression
  • Sexual Aggression.
  • Territorial Aggression
  • Misdirected Aggression
  • Control Complex/Dominance Aggression
  • Chase or Predatory Aggression.

I guarantee owners peace of mind because they can continue to receive email support at no extra cost. What I do not guarantee is to “fix” the problems that you are having with your dog(s) because sometimes this may not be possible as it can depend on elements outside my control. However, at the time of writing (Nov 2017) over 99% of dogs responded to the my training hypothesis.

The time frame for change:

A majority of owners see a change from the very first session. Although, with more complex behaviour issues, you may see a gradual change over a period of time. With consistency and practising the training plan for 10 minutes each day, you can expect to see lasting results with your dogs behaviour.


What is a good behaviourist?

A combination of theoretical knowledge and experience. There are many experienced dog trainers who are basically self-trained and have massive amounts of experience. Not all of these trainers have the necessary academic knowledge of dog psychology to make them fully-rounded behaviourists. In contrast, there are many modern behaviourists who are qualified to the hilt in terms of academic studies but lack any real experience of working with dogs and their owners. Surprising some of them have never even owned a dog!

Currently a large number of institutions are giving out dog training qualification and a lot don’t even require any practical experience. It’s important to be aware of the trainer or behaviourist who appears reluctant to carry out practical work in environmental training scenarios. A reason for their reluctancy is because they don’t know how, and be even more cautious if they simply suggest that you visit them at their office, almost like a visit to a therapist! There would be no need for dog trainers and behaviourists if it was as easy as a quick visit, furthermore, there would just be a detailed text-book to cover all eventualities.

When it comes right down to it, the vast majority of dog behavioural issues are down to the dogs environment and the way it has been brought up, either by the current owner or a previous one. Of course, there are also some dogs who are born with certain genetic or inherited problems which are destined to show themselves, no matter how experienced the owner. The classic nature versus nurture contest.

A good dog trainer or behaviourist will identify those issues fairly quickly and will then set about devising a training programme which will bring about a change in the dogs behaviour, at the same time, bring about a proportionate increase in the owner’s confidence and handling skills.

If you are still seeing your dog behaviourist months down the line, despite all your dedication, financial and otherwise, coupled with little or no improvement, then look for another behaviourist. There are many behaviourists who lack practical hands-on experience which can only really be gained over a number of years of dog-ownership and training. Sadly, some of them rely too heavily on lots of impressive looking paper qualifications, but whilst talking the talk, they fail to walk the walk. Likewise, there are many highly experienced dog trainers who have done it all with their dogs, but don’t have the theoretical knowledge of why dogs do what they do. A good behaviourist will have a balance of both areas of expertise.

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