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People Aggressive Dogs

It wasn’t so long ago that dogs barking at people coming into your garden was ‘the norm’, now however, it is no longer acceptable behaviour. With changes to the Dangerous Dog Act making any kind of aggression towards people on private property a criminal offence, we need more than ever, to be aware of what our dogs are doing not only on walks, but in our gardens too.

Jumping up on people and barking, nipping, mouthing, chasing, and of course biting, are all unacceptable behaviours and time needs to be taken to communicate what is expected of our dogs in this situation and to instil good manners around people.

During your initial communication and brief outline of the problem, an appointment will be made and a client questionnaire, plus a dog on people aggression questionnaire, will be sent out for you to fill in and return prior to your appointment.

The consultation will take place in your own home, initially over a coffee, whilst Lez gets a fuller picture of your relationship with your dog and also your dog’s behaviour towards other people that it meets. This allows time for Lez to make the correct behavioural diagnosis and assimilate a plan of action for you and your family.

If appropriate, we will observe your dog in action, for example walking in public places to observe fear / aggression responses, however, this is not always necessary in order to start changing behaviour for the better.

Lez will explain, with complete honesty and no technical jargon, what she believes is causing, or probably causing, the behaviour and what the chances are of realistically modifying / managing the problem.

Canine learning and mentality will be explained in detail and any handling techniques necessary and equipment required will be demonstrated by example.

Generally only one consultation is required and it will last between 2 and 3 hours, however, depending upon the severity of the aggression being dealt with a follow up visit within 5 weeks is recommended.

You'll receive a comprehensive written report which includes a behaviour modification programme; telephone and email correspondence is encouraged so that your progress is assessed and further advice can be given if required.

You may be able to use your Pet Insurance for the consultation when referred by your vet.

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