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Questions and Answers

Common Inquiries

What experience and qualifications do you have?

I have over 18 year’s experience,  I have a BSc (Hons) Degree in Animal Behaviour and Science and have taught Canine Behaviour at a local college. I hold a Certificate of Excellence in Dog Behaviour Training and Canine Communication and a qualified lecturer holding a PgCe in Education and Training.

What is the difference between a trainer and a behaviourist?

A trainer focuses on the methods used to prevent the behaviour being displayed. They can help you with your dog's obedience, like loose lead walking and recall and they focus on the methods used to prevent the unwanted behaviours occurring. They usually have lots of practical experience and may have completed some theory regarding canine behaviour.
A behaviourist observes your dog’s behaviour in its environment, takes detailed information regarding your dog’s background and creates both a treatment and training regime that focuses on finding the root cause of your dog’s behavioural issues to support more of a cognitive change in behaviour.
A reputable behaviourist is educated to at least degree level (6) in Animal Behaviour, have a clear understanding of cognitive behaviour modification techniques and has extensive practical experience with a range of different breeds and cases.

What should I expect during a training consultation visit?

During a consultation, you can expect to discuss your dog's behaviour and any issues you're experiencing. The behaviourist may also observe your dog's behaviour and may recommend a training plan based on their assessment.

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