Behaviour Transformation With Life-Long Results
Using Science-Based, Proven, Effective Training
Is your dog’s behaviour causing you or others problems?
Do you feel lost and don’t know what to do?
Whether your dog is young or old, a new rescue or suffers from a sudden behaviour change, we can help.
Rovers Return offers a bespoke service to transform your dog’s behaviour and your life.
Why does your dog act the way that they do?
Events happen all the time, some mean nothing to the dog, but the ones that do, cause a reaction that is either positive or negative. Your dog’s reactions are directly linked to their emotions. Reactions are physiological and are not chosen, meaning that the dog is not in control of its behaviour. Reactions create memories in the brain and when faced with a similar situation, the brain will direct the body into reacting that way as it helped the dog cope with the event.
This is why ignoring behaviour rarely works.
I get asked often if rewarding intensifies the behaviour and the answer to this is no.
The reason being is that the behaviour itself is a reward, as it acts as a coping mechanism, so by teaching an alternative behaviour and adding rewards we are giving the brain an alternative way of reacting so that the brain can direct that behaviour in the future, instead of the negative behaviour.
The assessment process identifies the emotions and concepts that the brain is experiencing and I can put together a strategy to change the emotions from negative to positive.
We provide full support throughout the assessment process, teaching you the confidence, skills and knowledge to transform your dog’s behaviour and overcome their fears and anxieties.
What Is The Process?
All of our work involves science-based, positive reinforcement methods, that have been proven to create results. It is force-free, reward-based training.
Our 3 step, behavioural assessment process addresses the factors that are affecting the dog’s behaviour, and determine the function of the behaviour for the dog. I can then develop a specific plan to transform your lives
Step 1 = A call to discuss your needs,
Step 2 = You will receive an assessment form to fill in at home.
Step 3 = The assessment takes place online or face to face. (whichever is appropriate)
Once all the information has been assessed a modification plan will be formed and the transformation can begin.
Some of the problem behaviours we can help with:
- Adverse reactions towards people.
- Adverse reactions towards other animals and canines.
- Excessive Barking
- Excessive energy Levels
- Reactivity due to fear and anxiety
- Noise sensitivities (including fireworks)
- Separation-related behaviour.
- Guarding behaviours
Due to each behaviour case being unique I cannot say how much work an individual dog will need. Once the assessment has been completed I will be able to advise further on the work that is needed.
Package 1 = Assessment and 2 sessions = £175
Package 2 = Assessment and 5 sessions £300
Further Individual session £65
I do not offer individual sessions for behaviour modification, without having an initial behaviour package
Qualifications and Experience
Diploma in Canine Behaviour at level 4 with the British College of Canine Studies
Level 6 diploma in advanced canine behaviour with the International School of Canine Psychology and Behaviour.
I am a full member with APDT number 01528, Demonstrating that I have the knowledge and skills for effective, reward-based training methods.
I am part of the UK dog behaviour charter and registered with the Animal Training and Behaviour Council
I am continually updating my dog training skills through CPD to keep up with current trends, theories, best-practice and teaching methods.
I am a certified Pro Dog Trainer. and PRO DOG Geek.