I can offer the following services for all breeds of puppy and dog.
- 1:1 behavioural modification
you confident that your dog will reliably do what you want when you
ask? It makes living with your dog so much easier and also helps to
keep them safe and well. Also, with a rise in the number of people
wanting to holiday with their dogs, being able to confidently say that
they are 'well behaved and trained' is very useful for accessing the
largest range of accommodation.
you any concerns about your dog's temperament? Perhaps you have had an
incident in your home or in public that has knocked your confidence in
your pet or maybe you are thinking about or have just taken on a new dog
and have some concerns? Maybe you are pregnant or have recently had a
child and you are not sure how your dog will react to this?
dogs have been developed over many years to fulfill a specific purpose
and although you may keep your dog as a pet, an awareness of its
history, original purpose and breed traits can provide an essential
insight into its behaviour. Should you have a mixed breed, he or she
will no doubt display a range of behaviours depending on its makeup. As
these may not match with the predominant 'look' of your dog, it can be
extremely useful to have an insight into how your dog views its
environment. With breed awareness comes an awareness of health issues
that are predominant in your chosen breed and the ability to become
pro-active with guarding against some conditions and being able to
identify others quickly.
Assessment of current displayed behaviours and providing an understanding of how the dog responds
to classical and operant conditioned behaviours and assessing capability for
re-modification of unwanted behaviour.
This is the process of reducing and eliminating unwanted behaviours using
a second response to an already conditioned stimulus. It can also be used by behaviourists as a form
of desensitisation to reduce fear of certain people,
objects or other dogs. Changes are achieved by associating
one or more stimuli, which trigger un-wanted behaviour in order to redirect the
dog towards a wanted behaviour
choice of food and feeding plan may have significant life changing
effects on the health and welfare of your dog. Common complaints such
as skin infections, urine infections, impacted anal glands, bad teeth or
breath may all result in regular costly visits to the vet clinic and
may be greatly improved or even eliminated completely by feeding a good
quality suitable diet.
well socialised puppy will result in a much more well rounded dog who
is more manageable throughout its whole life. It will also mean that
they are much more able to cope with whatever life brings.
My services are offered under the following contract My Contract
and all services come with a written report and after service
(including telephone/online advice) and 2 follow-up visits a year for
the life of the dog.
Once you are happy to register as a client, please complete this questionnaire Registration Questionnaire as fully as possible and return it to me with the appropriate fee.
fees are on a sliding scale with substantial discounts for rescued and
traumatised dogs and an online advisory service for dog carers.
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|Registration Fee||£20 ||one-off charge|
(£10 for each additional dog)
|Assessment Visit||£15 hr||assessment hourly rate|
(these usually last around two hours)
|Concentrated Plan||£160 ||one-off charge|
5 lots of 4 hr sessions over 2 weeks
|Tailored Plan||£190||one-off charge|
20 hours over an agreed time period
Puppy & Intensive Plan
usually for puppies or dogs with more complex issues
50 hours over an agreed time period
|Extra Visits* ||£30||4 hour session |
*when taken following one of the 3 plans above
|Training Sessions|| || |
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|Care and Welfare||£15 hr||hourly fee|
|Puppy Socialisation |
|Behaviour Sessions || || |
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|Aggression (resource, defence, pain)||£15 hr||hourly fee|
(following injury / habit conditioned reflex)
|£12 hr||hourly fee|
|Classical or Operant Conditioning Modification||£15 hr||hourly fee|
|Clicker Training Sessions||£10 hr||hourly fee|
|Intellegence & Response Test||£15||one-off charge|
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|Travel Costs|| || |
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|45p a mile for the first 100 miles from Rugby||35p a mile thereafter||nb: for clients who live more than 150 miles away from Rugby travel will be discussed at the initial contact.|