Dog and puppy trainer Isabelle Adams-Papé of Ringwood Dogs can help and advise on common behavioural problems that have become an ingrained habit over time. There is never a “Cure All” method for training dogs with habitual behavioural problems as each dog and owner have very different needs and expectations. However, by using the correct equipment whilst rewarding and focusing on the fantastic behaviour you do want, we can then begin the reinforcing cycle that helps your dog repeat the desired manners you want and leave the bad behaviours behind.
Dealing with a dog with habitual bad manners can be exhausting, but once your dog knows the basics and the new good habits are reinforced and incorporated into your daily life, your dog will become much more enjoyable and you’ll feel better in control!
Problem Behaviour Consultations
If your dog is displaying problem behaviour, Ringwood Dogs can help by addressing the cause of the problem as well as the behaviour problem itself.
The initial consultation will take about 1.5 – 2hrs where a full case history will be taken. Ringwood Dogs will look at all the factors affecting your dog and a personalised training programme, offering suitable behaviour modification exercises will be demonstrated and taught to you. All consultations come with detailed homework sheets and follow-up consultations are recommended as necessary. Problem behaviour dealt with by Ringwood Dogs are:
- Destructive Behaviour
- Separation Anxiety
- Inappropriate Toileting
- General Bad Manners – stealing, jumping, leash-pulling, mouthing, attention seeking, etc
Please note whilst Ringwood Dogs can help with many common behavioural problems, severe problems such as aggression, severe anxiety, phobias etc often benefit from a full veterinary health check to make sure there are no underlying health issues creating these problems and a veterinary referral to an animal behaviourist who will work closely with you and your vet. Ringwood Dogs does not offer this type of service but can recommend other canine behavioural consultants who will be able to help.
Social Distancing – Covid19
Ringwood Dogs is Covid Compliant: In line with the current government guidelines regarding Social Distancing, Ringwood Dogs has changed the way it normally works. Therefore strict Covid19 Policies and Procedures are now in place – including adhering to social distancing guidelines to maintain a 2m distance, frequent washing of hands and sterilisation of all equipment. A mask will be worn if needed.
Isabelle gained her qualifications with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) and is a fully Accredited Trainer and Full Member of the IMDT and follows their Code of Ethics which means no force or punishment is used when training your dog. She is also a Full Member of the International Society of Animal Professionals (ISAP).
To make an appointment or find out more information about Ringwood Dogs Ashley Heath on the Dorset, Hampshire and New Forest border, please visit my “Your Dog Trainer” page or email me via the Contact Me page.