Animal Nanny - Professional Animal Care, training and transportation services
Qualified Dog Behavioural Expert & Veterinary Nurse - Hertfordshire & Essex (07851 299 560)

Canine & Feline Behaviour Associate

Canine & Feline
Behaviour Associate

Member of The Guild of Dog Trainers

Member of The
Guild Of Dog Trainers

New Dog Behaviour website - Dogs Logic

Qualified Dog Behaviour and Training Expert

Jo is a qualified Dog Behaviour and Training Expert with in excess of 20 years experience working with dogs: Member of The Canine and Feline Behaviour Association and The Guild of Dog Trainers.

Are you letting your dog control your life?

Ever wondered why your dog insists on jumping up,
why he guards the door or barges past you?

There are answers to these questions and more...

Consultations are available in the following formats:

1. Behavioural Consultations for Problem Dogs

· · Option A - Home Visit · ·

Behaviour problems addressed in the young to adult dog:

  • All forms of aggression
  • Excessive barking/howling
  • Chewing / destruction
  • House soiling
  • On lead problems
  • Car / travel problems
  • Off lead control
  • Jumping up / boisterous or over zealous behaviour
  • Fears and Phobias
  • Nervous and dominant issues
  • Obsessive / compulsive problems
  • Demanding / attention seeking behaviour
  • Socialisation problems

Owners being dragged down the street at the end of a lead is an all too common sight, Animal Nanny is fully aware of the problems associated with dog ownership and will offer clear, precise advice on exactly how to keep your pet under control. An 'Out of Control' dog is a dangerous dog both for themselves, and owner as well as members of the public.

The most stable, balanced dog's are those who have clear structure and routine in their lives with a good level of mental and physical stimulation.

All consultations are involved and highly interactive. They take place in your home to ensure any techniques work within your environment. Jo works hard to ensure all new training techniques are achievable in your daily routine. You will be given a verbal explanation followed by a physical demonstration and then Jo will guide you through performing the necessary changes and make sure you are comfortable.

Due to the depth and detail within these consultations you will need to allow a period of 2-3 hours for the session.

During the consultation a thorough history will be taken and a diagnosis given as to the reason's for your problems. This is followed by a detailed explanation of the treatment plan and exercises to work on. A report detailing what was discussed during the consultation and extra informative documents surrounding dog behaviour will follow by email or post if you prefer. The consultation is then backed up with as much phone and or email support as you require at no extra charge.

While Jo is always happy to come and re-visit to work on specific points, it is usually only necessary to deal with most behaviour problems during one visit. Although this can be a difficult concept to consider, your family friend will be open to change and you will be empowered to provide them with their new start. It should be understood that serious behavioural problems will take patience and consistency on the part of you as a dog owner to conquer but there should always be significant and immediate improvements in most cases.

· · Option B - Phone & Online Behaviour Advice/Support · ·

By popular request Jo has decided to set up an online behaviour consultation option. This was by popular request primarily to allow her to continue to service her client base and referring veterinary practices while she is on maternity leave.

However, it became evident that this service may also be an option to allow her to guide dog owners who were too far afield for her to visit and who to date she has been helping via telephone and email support - with effective results.

Whilst this option should never be seen as a replacement for the full, home visit assessment, it does allow clients to discuss their problem directly with an expert and get some feedback on the situation and general advice on how to manage it at a more affordable price.

The format for the consultation will be as follows:

  • One hour telephone conversation at a convenient time to discuss the problems in depth and information on why the problems are occurring and how to rectify them. You will be given an appointment time to call Jo once you have booked a session but this will also fit with you and Jo is happy to take calls in the evenings and at weekends.
  • Continued follow up: Detailed information will be sent via email support taking on the form of attached information documents and also bullet point/ clear instructions on how to begin improving on your relationship with your pet.
  • In serious or urgent scenarios Jo requests that you leave her a telephone message and she will call you back. However, general and in depth queries should be sent by email to ensure all correspondence is logged in detail.

After payment you will be sent an assessment form to complete which will include details regarding how to book the telephone consultation.

Please note:
Jo is highly reliant on the information she is given over the telephone in order to help you out as much as possible. It is really important that this information is as detailed as possible in order to achieve good results.

While every care and attention will be given to each case individually you may be advised to seek further help in the form of a home visit by an associated professional if the problem is deemed severe or potentially dangerous after the telephone consultation and initial advice. Jo will assist with this to ensure you have somebody competent at dealing with your dogs requirements and that they are armed with all the advice you have already been given. That said the advice you receive will also have the safety of you and other individuals in mind.

Please Be Aware

If your case is considered too severe to be managed remotely at the point of receipt of the assessment form a full refund will be given and a home visit behaviour consultant will be advised.

2. One to One Training for Dog and Owner / Socialisation

Animal Nanny - Professional Dog Behaviour Expert

Informed training sessions with you and your dog to improve/learn obedience and control. Help with establishing a good bond with your dog. All sessions are tailored around your ability and designed to ensure continued improvement. Socialisation walks can be arranged if you just need to improve on your dogs manners around other dogs.

Sessions from no less than 1 hour are advised, at each time. These sessions are fun for both dog and owner as well as being highly informative!

Puppies: Puppy consultations can be performed either on an hourly basis at your convenience spread over a few weeks or a one off consultation requiring approximately 2-3 hours of your time. Please be aware that it is not possible to work young puppies for lengthy periods so these consultations are very much focused on educating you as an owner in good dog management.

The sessions will deal with all common puppy problems from the introduction of the puppy into your home up to adolescence and what to expect. Detailed information is given and a structure set up that helps train and educate your dog alongside your normal daily activities.

Behaviours typically dealt with:

  • Toilet training/crate training
  • Mouthing and jumping up
  • Introduction of the collar and lead
  • Introduction of basic control commands such as 'sit' and 'stay'
  • Managing the puppy and your older dog
  • Crying / barking over night
  • Destructive behaviour
  • Managing the puppy with children
  • Beginning lead walking and introduction of recall commands
  • Dealing with boisterous / over zealous behaviour
  • In addition to the above, clients will also benefit from Jo's Veterinary Nursing knowledge as she will also guide you through any concerns you have over flea and worm protocols / neutering / pet insurance and any other concerns you have

These consultations take place at your home or chosen location.

Animal Nanny is an associate member of the Canine and Feline Behaviour Association and The Guild of Dog Trainers.

Canine Behaviour Training Seminar

Canine Behaviour Training Seminar
An Insight into the
Mind of the Dog

09th October 2012

Roebuck Hotel,
Ware, Herts

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