Dog Behaviourist Training Sessions
Our behaviourist training sessions are great for improving your dogs manner from socialising to anxiety issues to improving lead skills to obedience. Dog behaviourist at our Wiltshire doggy daycare and boarding kennels cover many dog behavioural issues.
We have two dog behavioural sessions styles to choose from:
One to One Dog Behaviour Training
1:1 Dog behaviour training for one hour with just the dog and report - prices start from £20 an hour.
One to One Dog Behaviourist
1:1 Dog behaviourist advice and training for the dog with owner as well, including dog rehabilitation plan - price
start from £30 an hour.
One to One Dog Behaviourist Home Visit
1:1 Dog behaviourist advice and training for the dog with owner at your home - prices start from £40. Mileage may be added depending on location.
Dog Behaviour Tips
Here are a few tips on dog behaviour problems that you may recognise.
Proactive tips for
Proactive tips for toy resource guarding prevention
One of the most common traits I come across when doing dog behavioural work is treat and toy possessiveness. However there are a few simple procedures that you can put in place to prevent this possessive behaviour in dogs from ever happening and help extinguish mild cases.
(If you believe your dog has a more severe level of possessive behaviour please do get in touch for a more detailed rehabilitation program).
While your dog is eating his dinner occasionally walk past and add something extra yummy to his bowl like a piece of sausage, chicken or cheese. Remember to keep safe, this guidance is for dogs that do not have resource guarding behavioural problems so if you are worried at all about putting your hand near the bowl then please don't. The reason behind this method is that we want the dog to positively associate you handling his bowl so that if at any time little Timmy crawls over to investigate the dogs dinner, rather than the dog naturally protecting its resource (food) he will welcome the intrusion as it may end in an extra treat.
Whenever you play fetch or even have to take something from your dog, please always remember to do a swap otherwise they will learn to hang on to, run away with or sadly sometimes growl to prevent us from taking away the toy. Whether that be a swap for a dog toy instead of a shoe or a treat for the ball being relinquished during a game of fetch. You need to make sure that whatever you are doing the swap for is of higher value to the dog or they will be reluctant to give up their item. Also when you give the reward, make sure it's clear the reward is in return for you having the item, i.e. make sure the ball is in your hand before the treat has been consumed or some clever dogs will cotton on that they can drop the ball, eat the treat and pick the ball back up, great deal!!
What issues our dog behaviourist sessions can cover:
Pulling on the lead
Confidence boosting in group environment
Reactive dogs on and off the leash
Food/Treat resource guarding
Desensitisation to noises and other items
Mentally and physically stimulating games and training
Strengthening the connection between you and your dog
Prices and types of sessions may differ - please call or enquire for a price.