Success in training begins with you! You will learn about my aim for the “Rehabilitation and Training” of your dog, and when, how, and what techniques you need for success.
My goal is to help you break down the barriers of communication, and to show you the fastest, easiest and most comfortable and effective methods of training your dog.
Just as in a dogs own world, simplicity is the answer and the key to learning.
Have you ever asked yourself, “Why doesn’t my dog listen to me?” BUT are you sure your dog actually understands you? Do you know how to properly deliver the message to your dog?
CONSISTENCY with guidelines, boundaries and rules is the key.
I will give you the tools to work with and will show you how to use them effectively. Following the initial consultation, I will complete a behavioural diagnostic report which is a concise action plan to progress the training methods deemed necessary and I will be available for full support from there onwards, providing follow up visits at your convenience, as well as support and information via phone and email, so you can feel confident in what you are doing to get the behaviour you desire.
I use highly rewarding methods of training that have been proven successful worldwide.
I am also fully insured for all aspects of my work.
Do you dread taking your dog to the local park when other dogs are about as you can’t let your dog off the lead? Does your dog totally ignore you when something more interesting catches their eye… or nose? Does your dog come running back to you, only to stop short or runs passed you […]Read more
One of the most common issues that clients contact me with is to help their dog with their dog on dog aggression or reactivity. Believe it or not, most of the time solving your dogs reactivity issues can be easier than you think. Even if it looks to you like a serious problem, sometimes a […]Read more
Why your dog is showing aggression towards people can depend on several reasons and includes where this aggression takes place; when it takes place; and to whom this takes place. These factors vary from dog to dog but in any case it needs to be addressed URGENTLY! Aggression is a serious problem and should ONLY be […]Read more
Dogs pull on the lead for a variety of reasons, but thankfully it is one problem that is easily trained out of them. The lead itself is a huge communicator to your dog, so knowing how to use it correctly is half the battle. Once you understand how to communicate properly via your lead, and […]Read more
We want dogs to bark, because thats what they do! We want them to notify us of any visitors, welcome or otherwise, to the house, or when they want to go outside to the toilet or if something else is wrong. However, when your dog barks and doesn’t stop when YOU want them to, it […]Read more
Dogs can suffer from fears and phobias of many things, and can react in many different ways, from running away and hiding to showing aggressive behaviour. A dog can react in an irrational manner when it is experiencing extreme fears or anxiety. They can also develop seemingly irrational fears towards virtually anything, so I will […]Read more
This behaviour tends to be inadvertently reinforced unknowingly by owners when the dog is still a puppy. Owners love the attention and excitement that their puppy shows them when they come home, or come downstairs first thing in the morning, so they reward their dog for all this excitement and jumping up. When their little […]Read more
Separation Anxiety is simply a collective term for a range of behaviours performed by a dog due to not being able to cope when left alone. This anxiety can cause dogs to bark constantly; lose bladder and bowel control; attempts to escape by chewing through doors or even walls! It can also lead to more […]Read more
Resource guarding can be towards anything that your dog considers valuable, from a favourite toy; the sofa; your bed; food or even YOU! Resource guarding is exactly as the name suggests, protecting a valuable resource by displaying aggressive behaviour. The levels of aggressive behaviour can vary, from a dog eating faster when someone approaches their […]Read more
I have been asked to help many of my clients train their deaf dogs. You may think that training a deaf dog would be a lot more difficult than hearing dogs, but fear not, it’s fairly easy! Bear in mind that a dog communicates through their energy, the ‘vibes’ that other dogs (and humans too) […]Read more
I have had the pleasure of working in conjunction with several dog rescue establishments, helping to ‘rehabilitate and train’ some amazing rescue dogs, who through no fault of their own, have acquired many varied behavioural issues due to their often sad start in life. Being moved from home to home, with different ‘pack leaders’ can […]Read more
It is extremely important that all dogs know how to correctly behave around babies and small children, as well as how children should behave around dogs. With a little forward planning, you can get your dog used to the huge changes a new baby brings in advance, so they will hardly notice any difference. I […]Read more
Does your dog have behavioural problems? Steve Hutley can help!