This one-on-one, in home dog behavioural consultation is perfect for people trying to come to grips with the basics of dog training or looking for a professional eye to point them in the right direction. With my help you will discover what your dog is trying to communicate to you, how they learn, be taught some basic training skills and given some sound advice your dog’s behaviour including behavioral problems.
As stated, most behavioural problems in dogs develop due to the relationship the dog has with the owner/family, and the dogs environment. In most cases the relationship from the dogs perspective has become unbalanced, and therefore the dog is having problems understanding its place within its social group (the family), which in turn can result in problems such as overly assertive or submissive behaviours, aggression, and stress and/or anxiety related behaviours, and many other unwanted learned behaviours.
Behaviour problems we commonly deal with
The main behavioural problems we deal with are anxiety related. These behaviours are often irrational, disruptive to the household and detrimental to the health and welfare of the pet. Some examples of anxiety related problems include:
- Separation anxiety.
- Noise and thunderstorm phobias.
- Compulsive behaviours – eg. tail chasing.
- Destructive behaviours.
Don’t blame the dog
You should never blame your dog for its behavioural issues. We need to look honestly at ourselves and the way we relate to and interact with our dog to have an understanding of why our dog behaves the way it does. Our dog looks to us for guidance, but unfortunately in many cases dog owners are unintentionally giving mixed signals to their dogs and therefore confusing them. This inconsistency with your dog contributes to the many behavioural issues you are possibly having, such as aggression, anxiety, etc.
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