Dog training

How to diagnose – and resolve – behavioural issues

Does your dog shred all the cushions in the home the moment your back is turned? Do they embarrassingly forget all their toilet training when there are lots of guests in the home? Do they change from a laid-back and friendly at home pup to a trembling and growling out of control terror once you

hit the park? Does your dog have emotional issues or are they just being naughty? Or – every owner’s worst fear – is it something you have done, even unconsciously?

Resolving your dog’s issues

Sometimes in a home environment, it can be really hard to pinpoint exactly what is bothering your pup. Dogs that act out when you are not at home will likely not replicate that behaviour in front of you when they feel safe and comfortable. Leaving a stranger in your home with the dog can also give a false ‘reading’ as the dog will know that the interloper does not belong there, while they do. If it is this hard to get a dog to replicate poor behaviour so an expert can see what you mean, how will you ever be able to help your dog resolve their issues?

Opt for a residential dog training program

If you are at the end of your tether and desperate to find a solution to your dog’s poor behaviour, you can always try a residential dog training in the UK program. This will mean handing your canine companion over to us, for the duration, but hopefully, with our experts able to devote hours to observing the dog, walking them, getting to know them and so on, we should be able to spot the issues and come up with a suitable treatment regime.

Whatever the unwanted behaviour is, it is almost certainly not your dog just being naughty: animals do not use malice or spite, and if they are pooping in the house, there will be a good reason for it – it may be mystifying for you, but perfectly reasonable in canine terms! Once we have spotted the problems, we can begin to work through them, in a way that will help the dog to modify his or her own behaviour, or we can give you pointers on how to manage their issues going forward.

What affects your dog’s behaviour?

Old injuries, unexpected fears, other dogs, or mean neighbours: any and all of these can have an impact on your dog’s behaviour. Plus, sometimes it is just their temperament: some dogs love noisy rough and tumble, others are more nervous and prefer sedate calm.

Call us to discuss your pooch’s issues, and we can check you in as soon as possible. You are advised to bring along your dog’s food, bedding and favourite toys, so they feel as at home and comfortable as possible, while they get to work on their issues.