Colin can work with you to help educate you and your dog, he works with you as a personal advisor and trainer to help overcome the following issues
Pulling on the lead/ heelwork Adopting positions sit, down, stand Recall problems Basic Agility Leave commands Jumping up on visitors Persistent barking Nervous or aggressive displayed behaviours Separation anxiety Destructive tendencies Food guarding issues Noise phobias Introducing puppies to the home environment Travelling issues
To name a few
Behaviour modification is the procedure by which a dog's established and unwanted behaviours are modified to near extinction or to a level that is considered manageable by the owner.
Behaviour modification involves the replacing of incompatible behaviours with compatible behaviours. This may be achieved through shaping new behaviours, helping a dog desensitise to a particular provocation, or teaching a dog to respond in a different manner to a particular event. I provide assistance, support and guidance to aid with the modification and rehabilitation of dogs of any breed that are demonstrating behaviours that might be associated with issues such as:
Fear Fear is a natural and normal behaviour for a dog to exhibit; it is certainly the case that certain types of fear are important for a species to survive. It is determining what constitutes normal levels of fear and extreme levels of fear that can often be the problem for dog owners. A phobia is a fear response at a much greater intensity. Anxiety Anxiety may appear in a number of different guises possibly as a result of a dog being separated from its owners or possibly its own kind, causes may be varied. Excessive amounts of anxiety or frustration may lead to an inability to cope and function normally resulting in a variety of different behavioural problems. Stress Stress is the dog's internal response to a given stimulus; it is a vital reaction allowing the dog to adapt to an internal or external demand or threat. A healthy level of stress is normal, however when stress becomes imbalanced then it can place untold pressure on a dog's ability to cope physically and psychologically. Aggression Aggression is a normal behaviour and is necessary for the species to survive. However, it is determining what is considered normal that usually presents a difficulty when dealing with such cases. Owning a dog that displays aggression, for any reason, can be very exhausting possibly having a detrimental impact upon an individual's general health and wellbeing. This along with the legal ramifications to you as the owner that this could entail. Resource Guarding Resource guarding relates to a dog protecting or defending something that it regards as a valuable resource such as a toy, a food bowl, or its owner, essentially anything that the dog places a value on. The lengths that the dog will go to in order to protect the resource will very much depend on its motivation to hold on to that resource. Territoriality Territories that dogs generally protect may include their home, the gardens attached to their homes, vehicles belonging to their owners, places that they sleep, or indeed resources that they value, there are many views on what constitutes a territory for a domestic dog.