1-2-1 Consultations


Sometimes dogs behave in a specific way and this has a negative impact on those around them. They may be stressed, nervous or ill. They may have picked up bad habits or maybe they are not adjusting well to a new situation such as moving house, a change to their routine, a new puppy or baby. They may be biting, chewing furniture, showing aggression, barking excessively or showing signs of separation anxiety. Perhaps they excel at ‘fetch and drop’ games but are easily distracted when on a walk. Whatever the issue, you and your dog may benefit from a 1 2 1 consultation.

After an initial telephone conversation, we will discuss the issues concerning you and set up our first meeting. This may be in the comfort of your own home so that I can assess how your dog behaves in his/her own environment. Sometimes it is helpful to then view your dog on his/her regular walk; I can assess how interaction is with other dogs, humans and traffic. Once we have established the concern, I will create an individual plan to help your dog get back on track.

Just like us, dogs learn in different ways and at different speeds; they may pick up one skill more easily than another. In a 1 2 1 session, I will suggest different ways of getting the desired result. You may only need one or two sessions. Support is available both over the telephone and face to face; there are many techniques and we will find the one that suits your dog best.

 

 

 






References

Bessie is a dear little Patterdale/Lakeland terrier, a rescue dog from Wales. She is very good with people, including children, but is unpredictable with other dogs. I contacted Emily, at Bath Canine Academy, about 8 weeks ago and she arranged a couple of 1-2-1 sessions, so that she could assess the problems. Emily considered Bessie suitable to join the Friday morning class, held on Farmborough Recreation Ground and I am very pleased with the progress that Bessie (and I) have made. The classes are useful but also good fun. As well as obedience-training we do a bit of agility-work. Bessie has now made friends with the dogs in the class and we are working on tactics to distract her from the other dogs, who are running free at the far end of the Rec! Soon after I had adopted Bessie, I began to think that I had made a mistake. Bessie still has some issues, but now, I get up each morning and think how lucky I am!!

- Celia Porter - June 6, 2015





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