Dog Behavioural Issues:
- General anxiety/nervousness
- Aggression to dogs/other animals/people
- Separation Anxiety
- Excessive Barking
- Hyper excitability
- Persistent jumping up
- Destructive behaviour
- Chasing prey drive behaviours
- Persistent lead pulling due to anxiety issues
The Dangerous Dog Act 1991 and subsequent amendments hold heavy penalties to the dog owners responsible. Dogs need to be under control and not to be seen as a threat or cause harm to the public or assistance dogs.
The number of dogs relinquished to dog rehoming centres due to behavioural issues is high and the numbers are increasing, but there is so much we can do to help our dogs become more balanced and to be safe within the community.
With Yes! Good Dog no case is rushed, every dog is unique and deserves the time spent in assessing its individual personality, breed type, health, diet, past experiences and the present situation prior to commencing on any form of behavioural advisement and rehabilitation.
Postcode areas covered – B13, B14, B26, B27, B28, B30, B37, B38, B47, B48, B60 South only, B80, B90, B91, B92, B93, B94, B95, B97, B98, DY, WV & CV postcode areas are covered on Wednesdays and Sundays only
Dog Behaviour Evaluation & Advisement Session – £195.00
A full evaluation of your dog’s behaviour(s) will be carried out and explanations of why these are occurring. This will provide you with an understanding of the areas to be addressed to help change the current behaviour issues that are evident. To support the assessment help sheets and a tailored written report with the advisements will be supplied within the session. These will provide you with the applicable scientifically proven and modern day behaviour alteration techniques required for your dog’s particular issues.
Please allow up to two and a half hours for the session
Multiple dog households may incur an additional cost
** Please be aware this service is a dog behaviour evaluation and advisement session. If you require practical assistance with the application of the recommendations a quotation of how many sessions would be most suited for your dog’s individual case will be offered on your initial telephone contact or within your home consultation.
Follow on Behaviour Training 1-2-1 Coaching Sessions
Behaviour training 1-2-1 coaching session £99 (90mins)
Behaviour training 1-2-1 coaching session £75 (60mins)
Between one to four sessions are usually recommended after the initial behavioural evaluation, these sessions are available to support you and your dog further in applying the required practical training and behavioural methods advised within your initial session to help change and to improve upon your dogs current behaviour issues. The amount of sessions is dependant on your dog’s individual issues and on how much one to one support is required.
- Additional sessions must be booked in within six weeks after the initial behaviour evaluation session. Beyond this may result in your dog’s behaviour requiring to be reassessed.
Behaviour issues displayed by your dog such as aggression shown to people, other dogs or animals and also anxiety or phobic behaviours are usually behaviours that are often well embedded within the dog’s mind. To change and improve on these behaviours your dog would require a series of sessions over a period time. This is to apply and build upon the appropriate behavioural changing methods utilising positive reinforcement training. In my experience clients find additional coaching with on going sessions periodically invaluable in the moving forward successfully with their dog’s behaviour alteration programme.
If you are fully committed to helping your dog to make behaviour changes then Yes! Good Dog can support you and your dog through a step by step tailored programme.
All full behavioural modification programmes are supported with the relevant reports and help sheets in connection with the behaviours in question. A motivational training plan and a success diary to keep your dog’s programme on course.
Multiple dog households may incur an additional cost
Yes! Good Dog will only accept dogs on the programme with a bite ratio level within the 1-3a range.
*Travelling radius is 8 miles/25 minute duration. Distances further than this will include an additional time & fuel charge of £0.45 per mile and will be advised on initial quotation.
From initial contact your dog is my priority, a dog behaviour history questionnaire will be requested to be returned prior to your session(s) At this stage dependent on the issue I may request a vet referral form to be completed. This is required in all cases of reported aggressive behaviour. Click here for the veterinary medical history form.
Past or present medical problems maybe contributing to the behaviours, these have to be ruled out first prior to the diagnostic and treatment strategy. Please present the form to your veterinary for completion.
Additional Behaviour Plan Benefits for You and Your Dog’s Relationship
A behavioural report will give you an understanding of why the behaviour is happening and offer you ethical methods for change.
- Advisements will be given in how to alter behaviours using the advised training and regimes which can then enhance the relationship you have with your dog.
- Learn how to ‘speak dog.’ An insight into your dog’s body communications and facial expressions mean which will help you understand what is happening in your dog’s mind and what they are trying to tell you.
- Dogs need to learn how to be calm, focused and have an inner confidence to handle all the different challenges of life. Find out how the power of your own inner energy can help influence your dog’s behaviours.
Please give me a call or email with the details of your particular concerns regarding your dog(s)
“We chose Mandy because she had two rescue dogs that had caused her problems and we could relate to that! We originally got Motzi 18 months ago but when Maisie came along six months ago it became double trouble! Mandy taught us door and lead manners which both dogs picked up straight away. The next step was coping with traffic and aggression towards other dogs. Mandy gave us the tools and training to deal effectively with these situations. We are now confident owners and the dogs relate and react to this in a very positive manner. Diet tips and hierarchy within the pack were also addressed. Both dogs now play happily together and their relationship has improved immensely. We now enjoy our pets and we are in control of them rather than them of us. I cannot thank Mandy enough. Mandy has also given detailed responses and feedback and continues to do so. Extremely good value for money. I cannot recommend Mandy highly enough.” Alison & Kev – Shirley