Are you looking for a Dog Trainer/Instructoror a Dog Behaviourist?
Dog Trainers/Instructors – Offer,
often in group/class sessions – methods and advice on how to train towards
teaching the dog certain actions/behaviours like Sit – Walking to Heel – and
Coming Back when Called etc.
Trainers/Instructors often have many years of ‘hands on’ experience and will
therefore often be able to help and advise on Behaviour problems and recognise
when 1 to 1 help is needed
Dog Behaviourists – Offer, normally
1 to 1 – methods of modification to change or stop behaviour that is
already occurring by looking back at what has or may have caused it.
Many (but not all) Behaviourists have studied ethology and/or cynology at
University/Collage level to gain the knowledge and experience to offer
So, although there is differences between the role of the Trainer/Instructor
and the Behaviourists the work they do will and does often overlap –
so both normally will have an understanding of each others
Dogs with what may be considered
'behaviour problems' are seen on Saturdays. Before attending please phone Alan
to discuss the problem.
Remember that what you consider a problem may only
be so; because of the way you expect your dog should behave or a normal trait
of the breed you have chosen.
A dog that has adequate mental and
physical exercise is normally happy and contented and will likely spend
most of the day resting - not chewing, barking, digging, escaping or destroying
things and therefore far less likely to have 'behaviour problems'
For certain and/or sudden changes in
behaviour a health check by your vet is advisable before seeking help from a
In my opinin there is no such
thing as a canine behaviourist, people with vast knowledge based on experience
yes, but not one that has been inside the
dog’s head and seen the world as they
perceive it or had a dog speak to them and confirm there opinion and until that happens much is pure surmise