Cessation & Solutions for Challenging and Dangerous Behaviours
Message us about your training or behaviour needs and we will get the process started to help.
BEFORE YOU BOOK - Behaviour issue? Sudden behaviour change? Have you seen a vet?
By eliminating anything medical before treating the dogs behaviour we can then formulate a behaviour program for your dog.
Daytimes and weekends available / Not available for evening appointments
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To work in canine psychotherapy, to get to the root of the problem, to set a program tailored to your dog and to enable us to support you fully with aftercare we need to really get to know you, your circumstances and your dog..a historic profile etc.. to do this professionally takes time, a one hour appointment would not scratch the surface to do you or your dog justice.
Upon booking you will be sent a behavioural traits/temperament test questionnaire to return to us. An appointment will be made during which a behavioural analysis (historic profile) will be taken during the consultation and assessment of behavioural issues.
Your dogs behaviour will be explained. A program will be put into place, discussed and demonstrated
In some cases a later continuity session may be required and will be booked at the end of the assessment. In the follow up session we progress the program /proof behaviours and demonstrate further how to maintain the new behaviours.
Anything that causes worry for safety of other beings such as aggression issues are classed as behavioural issues and include leash frustration/reactivity
Aftercare support is given by email /messages and phone support whenever you need and further sessions can be purchased in any of our services.
3rd Party Written Reports can be requested.
What to expect from a behaviour consultation and assessment.
The behaviour consultation starts with an evaluation by means of a comprehensive questionnaire, this can be done before the consultation to save you time during the session
The consultation itself usually lasts for half a day in session, during which we will take a detailed assessment and will want to try to see the behaviour problem although we won't provoke a response, only to see what behaviour may normally be experienced in a given situation.
A session may involve going out on a walk with you, A profile/assessment will be taken and we will start to form a program that we can discuss and change accordingly to your needs or your dogs needs.
We will explain fully what is motivating the behaviour. It may be that your dog will need some skills putting in place in order to follow the program, this will be done during the first visit.
Once back in the office we then prepare you a report and or notes to support the session and email them to you.
A follow up visit may be booked in which we will have a clear and understandable program of coaching designed to help you through the problems you are having with your dog...this will be discussed and worked on together...we may need to work outside of your home and may require assistance from sources such as stooge dogs / decoy dogs / decoy children / events etc..
These often need to be booked and paid for in advance.
If you then decide that you would like further sessions to progress - some clients find that they lack confidence in their own ability and the support at this time can really help with the 'real world' happenings and how to handle them...you can choose from the other services that we offer at this point.
We Are based in Law Village, Carluke and welcome you to join us in the village, or at locations
Strathclyde Country Park
Polkemmet Country Park
Almondell Country Park
Risk Assessed Outdoor Venues*.. or Home Visits?
You may feel that your dog would be best seen in the home where the behaviours you are struggling with are performed most.. on occasion this may be true, it won't be the same for everyone, however, in the first instance, to come along and address the symptom is not addressing the cause.
If you have booked, you will have completed an evaluation questionnaire that will identify areas in your dogs life that are elevating stress, arousal or other factors.
To work your dog 'over threshold' too close, too stimulated etc to the elements that are contributary to the resulting behaviours can not only be 'putting a band-aid on a broken leg, but delaying the progress that your dog could otherwise make.
Trust that we have almost 40 years of experience.
*We use venues that are assessed for safety,.. (Ours as much as yours and that of your dog) familiarity, suitability and the challenges that they each offer.. So please don't ask that we meet you in your local park.
Bottom line.. you'd not learn how to control your car, learn to drive and learn the rules of the road on the motorway 😬
If we feel a home visit is required, Adrianne can come out to you for coaching around areas of West Lothian, And areas of North Lanarkshire & South Lanarkshire