DOG BEHAVIOUR

At Cheshire Dog Services, emphasis is placed on modification of the dog’s behaviour through non-coercive and non-aversive methods. While basic training is a component of any behaviour modification program, it is likely you require assistance in devising a course of action that will help you and your dog successfully overcome any problems that arise during your dogs’ lifetime. Plenty of the problem behaviours that dogs’ develop can be a result of an owner’s misunderstanding of their dogs’ behaviour and can make matters worse when responding in an inappropriate way.

Harsh methods can deteriorate your relationship with your dog and build distrust on both sides so using aggression to cure aggression does not work. Many nuisance behaviours or aggression problems are often very normal dog behaviours, therefore using harsh or aversive tactics to remove these undesirable actions are unwarranted and only delay in “fixing” the problem in the first place. Helping you understand dog psychology can give you the foundation to a happier life together! Glyn has a diploma (merit pass) in Advanced Canine Behaviour from the esteemed British College of Canine Studies.

Are you experiencing problems with your dog such as:

  • Jumping up
  • Object guarding or stealing
  • Aggression to other dogs, children & strangers
  • Over guarding of you or your house
  • Fear / nervousness / anxiety
  • Excessive barking
  • Getting into the car
  • Barking at people or cars

Behaviour Modification takes into account:

  1. Ensuring the Health & physical wellbeing of your dog. (physical health – diet, rest, exercise, medical illness ) & emotional wellbeing.
  2. Setting the dog up for Success – Avoiding putting the dog in a situation where he/she is likely to fail.
  3. Desensitisation & Counter Conditioning – presenting less threatening versions of the triggering stimulus & pairing it with things the dog enjoys.
  4. Positive Reinforcement / Differential reinforcement of Alternative Behaviour – teaching other skills the dog can do instead of the unwanted behaviour.

Please contact us with the behaviour problems you are encountering and we’ll review what’s involved to help you.

We would normally like to carry out a visit to your home, discuss the issue on full, meet your dog and set out what we need to do to help you. At this stage, we’ll set out costs involved as I’m sure you can understand that some behavioural issues can take longer to resolve than others. We would normally like to carry out at least one follow up visit and will provide you with a written report too.

Cheshire Dog Services - Dog Behaviour Specialist in Hale, Cheshire