Dog Behaviour Problems

Is your dog suffering from separation issues? Does your dog have a history of biting? Is your dog anxious and nervous? Are walks becoming a burden due to their unruly reactive behaviour? We cover dog behaviour problems in Waterlooville and the surrounding area. Using training and management methods that solve common dog behaviour problems.

Changing our dog’s behaviour

Dog behaviour issues can be frustrating, tiring and even dangerous, depending on the level of aggressive dogs.

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Individualised training and management

Finding the causes and starting to change your dog’s behaviour

Positive Reinforcement Training
Dogs over the age of 24 weeks
Relationship Building
At Home
Our Training Venue

If a dog is displaying unwanted ‘bad’ behaviours or aggression. It can be down to multiple factors, and rarely is it just one single object or trigger. Many of these cases are born from an underlying fear response of something within the dog’s environment.

This anxiety or fear could be due to a lack of understanding and experience or previous bad experiences. Phobias such as loud noises are another common cause but are not limited to either of these.

Working at your dog’s pace, we will help them understand their world from a different perspective. We will empower your dog to make alternative behaviour choices in their lives.

How long will it take to change a dog’s behaviour?

Dog behaviour adjustments and modifications are likely to be an ongoing process, depending on the behaviours in question.

When behaviours have been successful in the dog’s eyes, they are repeated. They can be habitual responses to a situation, and it will take consistency on our part for the training to be successful.

It is essential to work at the dog’s pace and not expect an overnight transformation. Therefore, management and training are crucial to success.

Changing Behaviour takes time and effort.

When working with behaviour issues, it is essential to remember that there is no such thing as a magic wand. If anyone says, they can guarantee to change behaviour. I would suggest caution for your dog’s sake and your own.

Some dogs’ responses adjust very quickly, while others do not. We will take a holistic approach using a training and management process designed around you and your dog.

Consistency and patience are vital elements of any behaviour modification program. We will be there to help you along the way.

Avoiding rewarding the unwanted behaviour

Always important to remember what a dog sees as a reward may be entirely different from us. Often, we see clients who accidentally reinforce their dog’s behaviour problems by giving them attention.

We, as owners, tend to fall into the trap where when our dogs are being quiet or making good choices, we are silent and ignore them. Then, we give them attention when they do something like barking or jumping up at us. The attention to us may seem negative if it’s shouting at our dogs or pushing them off.

However, if it was attention they were seeking, this behaviour display has been a success and is likely to be repeated.

Management of dog behaviour problems

During the process, you also learn to manage their environment. To minimise the unwanted behaviours being repeated and becoming habitual.

These skills will promote your dog’s learning without taking away their confidence. Dogs constantly repeat actions that have previously worked for them.

Our job is to teach them alternative behaviour options using positive rewards like food, toys or life rewards to promote the new behaviours.

Frequently Asked Questions

What areas do you cover?

We offer 1-2-1 dog training sessions both in your home, at our venue and in suitable outdoor public spaces. We cover Chichester, Emsworth, Fareham, Havant, Portsmouth, Waterlooville, and surrounding areas.

Our venue’s indoor and Outdoor classes and sessions are held at Crabbick Farm, Lower Crabbick Lane, Denmead.

We also offer online consultations. If you are outside our normal area or want to discuss a training issue. These also are a great choice for sensitive dogs’ initial sessions.

What happens if the weather is bad?

We check the weather forecast on the morning of the scheduled session. If the weather is predicted to be unsuitable for training, we will contact you to reschedule training at a mutually suitable date and time.

What do I need to bring to training?

This will depend on your requirements. But generally, your dog in their flat collar (and body harness if you have one) and standard lead. Lots of treats, both high and low value.

How much does dog training cost?

After the initial free discussion, the cost would depend on the best next step for your dog.

An Initial Behaviour Intake session costs £80 and lasts ninety minutes.

Our 1-2-1 training sessions cost £50, last for fifty minutes and include a follow-up phone or video call to check your progress.

The Sensitive Soul Reactive Dog Course is a 3-week course. The cost of a course is £60.

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