Behavioural Modification Work

Some dogs have problems that require more specialist behavioural modification work. Their training requires a greater understanding of how dogs learn, insight into potential problems, patience, good timing, being able to set realistic targets and  being  flexible in your approach to training.

Issues that we work with in our behavioural modification consultations include Separation Anxiety, Resource Guarding, Lack of Socialisation, Traffic Recactivity & Car Travel Issues and Reactivity or Aggressive Behaviour.  Please note that we do not work with dogs that have a bite history.

All dogs working with us on Behaviour Modification training must have a full veterinary health check and referral from a vet before we start training. Any sudden or serious behaviour changes in your dog may be caused by an underlying health issue; if this is the case, no amount of training will help. Please download our veterinary referral form and take it to your vet or you can use our vet at Vets4Pets in Wigan.

Veterinary Referral Form

Reactive Dogs

We describe dogs that are fearful as reactive, this description also applies to dogs that may bark, growl, lunge, try to escape from other dogs or people, or any other trigger in their environment as reactive.
Reactive behaviour takes a significant amount of time to change, there is no quick fix, so these dogs will need a number of 1-2-1 training sessions over a period of months and we will be asking for a large time and patience commitment from you as an owner; changing they way you view your dogs world, exercise routine and what they can or can’t cope with is essential from the outset.
The training programme we have created for reactive dogs is structured and will take a minimum of  5 visits, sometimes working with two of our trainers and stooge dogs at the same time.  This package costs a total of £360

If you feel you and your dog would benefit from this package, please email on: jo@standishdogtrainer.co.uk for more information.

Behavioural Issues

Other behavioural issues that we will work with are Separation Anxiety, Resource Guarding, Traffic and Car Travel Issues and  Lack of Socialisation.

We will work through practical training skills, environmental management, counter conditioning, habituation and desensitisation with you. You will have handouts to keep and email support following your visits.

These issues will most likely require 2 – 5 visits over a period of months. Each session will last for an hour and a half and cost £80

To book an appointment email: jo@standishdogtrainer.co.uk