You want to give your dog the happiest and most relaxed life with you. This comes from properly training your dog to achieve a great understanding, communication and friendship with each other.
However, you may have recently adopted a rescue dog with some issues or taken on a new pet dog and be feeling concerned about some behavioural issue that is preventing a good fit with your household. Does this sound like your situation? This is my speciality.
Whether you’re feeling concerned (maybe even secretly feeling a bit guilty) that you’ve made a mistake in buying or adopting this particular dog, or are at your wit’s end to solve an existing behavioural problem, you have my full respect just for researching a solution. You’re already showing a determination not to let this dog down.
My role is to help overcome the frustrations, help you understand the potential causes of the issue and explain and teach realistic behavioural improvements.
My passion is helping people dealing with dogs with serious behaviour problems like:
- Aggression to people or other dogs
- Fear, shaking, general timidity especially outdoors
- Leash pulling on walks
- Toy or food guarding (even sofa guarding!)
- Separation anxiety
- Over-excited behaviours, especially greetings
- Compulsive barking
- Toilet training issues
I also love helping guide people through the delightful early stages of puppy ownership and bonding with their new dog to build a trusting relationship.
Very occasionally I have been asked to counsel and assist with rehoming (through SPCA or other rescue organisations) if the fit is just not right with your dog. I respect that you want the issue fixed with love and compassion and a second chance for the dog.
I want you to feel you’re doing the best for a loved family member who enjoys the privileges of your home – food, attention, sofa time and maybe even hogging the bed too. Just as my own dogs do.