Pawsability Dog Behaviour and Training

Dog Behaviourist Help > About Consultations

To set up a consultation, please simply contact us. We'll take a few details and check up on your actual requirements, discuss the procedure and costs and set up an appointment which is convenient for you and your family.

What happens at the consult?

The session lasts for about 2 hours and covers:

STEP 1  
  • understanding your dog's history
  • what the problems are
  • why they are happening
You, your dog and me, meet up.

Firstly, we analyse the problem, or problems. Many times when a dog is misbehaving, there are a number of inter-relating things going on in the dog's life.

Our approach is holistic - what that means is that we look at the dog as a whole - considering how the dog feels about life in general, and obviously too, considering how they feel when incidents happen.

 

 

STEP 2  
  • what needs to be done
  • how to go about that
  • practical training exercises

Here we form the behaviour modification programme. This usually looks at 4-6 different areas, and devises changes, exercises, management, training and other things to help you to progress as effectively as possible.

Dog Training is generally a crucial part of the process. Here we look at why the training you've already done doesn't always work and devise training exercises to overcome those issues.

 
 
Objectives  
Our aim is for your to leave the session with

 

  • a full understanding of the behaviour process, and

The aim of the consultation is to help you understand what it is you need to do, and how to go about that by yourself.

So a large part of the consult is about helping you to understand what is affecting your dog, and why, and about helping you to understand how to carry out the tasks and changes that are needed.

  • a full understanding of how to train your dog.

Training generally forms a significant part of the programme. We help you to understand what to do : where to start and how to progress.

Generally, we make a start at some of the exercises at the time too, so you will have a chance to practice.

  • written notes

Training and behaviour guidance notes are provided, as relevant

Your personal behaviour program report follows soon after.

What happens after :  
  • training notes supplied
  • behaviour modification report follows
  • you put your plans in place
  • regular phone / email reviews
We will send out your behaviour modification program soon after, so, you will generally have that in a few days.

2 hours free phone / email support is included in the price (to be used within 3 months). We strongly advise that you make good use of this service. Here, we can discuss progress, and ensure that your dog is making good progress.

Sometimes, additional steps are required, or additional aspects benefit from help. We may recommend a local trainer to help you with that, or of course, follow up sessions can be arranged. Or we may well be able to talk these things through, perhaps with some follow up notes.

About 10% of cases benefit from a follow up meeting.

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