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Dog Aggressive Dogs

Angus and Ziggy not getting along

Aggression towards other dogs can take many different forms; barking at, lunging towards, snapping at, chasing away, growling and so on. Whilst all of these behaviours are natural for dogs, they’re not acceptable in our society and so time needs to be taken to communicate what is expected of our dogs in this situation and to instil good manners of, and acceptance around, other dogs.

During your initial communication and brief outline of the problem, an appointment will be made and a client questionnaire, plus a dog on dog 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 your dog’s behaviour with other dogs 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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