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
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