Happy Malinois - Focussed Belgian Malino

PERSONALISED, TAILORED 1 TO 1
HAPPY DOGS - HAPPY YOU!

Anna's Approach

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At a 1 to 1 session, you may be worried about things, what's going to happen, how your dog will act etc. please don't be.  I always say to owners 'everyone thinks their dog is the worst ever!' & he/she rarely is, but if that's the case, well we'll deal with it!

 

I always try to make everything calm and relaxed because I know in some instances owners are pretty stressed & this transmits to the dog. If we can look for the positive in every situation, however hard that might seem, then that really creates an uplifting first session.  It's great when people say 'I feel better already' after session one - it's a step in the right direction. It's a matter of working closely together, if somethings not working, we'll change it, there's never a one size fits all plan.  Eventually we'll get there.

Very often people will ask 'have you come across this before'? I'll usually smile because after 20 years or so there's really not much I haven't come across - you're in safe hands.

WHO'S 1 TO 1 FOR?

  • Dogs who do not suit a class environment

  • Owners who would like to address specific issues

  • Owners who cannot attend a class schedule

  • Dogs with more involved issues

  • Reactive dogs

1 to 1 is extremely popular & I always have a wait list for new clients.  You're committed to helping your dog and and I'll provide you with all the support you need.

I want you to succeed and nothing gives me greater pleasure than to meet you in the park and see that success first hand - It happens multiple times per week & it's brilliant......job done!

WHAT I NEED FROM YOU...

This is a really important issue when considering overall success - You may think that it's all about me & what I do but there's an awful lot in the dynamic between myself & my client...I'm very proud of the fact that my sessions are always happy, engaging, fun - certainly never dull or boring!  You'll always know exactly what's happening and why but I do have certain requirements from you too!

  • I put a lot into making sure the techniques I choose, will be successful - I need you to implement them & practice as I ask

  • I need you to understand that behavioural change takes time, effort, persistence and patience - I will never be unrealistic about that & I will always give you a realistic prognosis as to outcome.  Do not expect your dog to be 'fixed' in 30 mins just like you see on TV

  • If things haven't gone to plan, please say so! I expect my clients to be open and honest, that way I can adapt the original plan to ensure we get back on track

  • Upon the first meeting I have committed to you and your dog and to helping you succeed, please share this commitment.

Above all this is a hugely rewarding journey to complete together

1 TO 1

RESTORING HAPPY RELATIONSHIPS

HOW CAN I HELP?

Just drop me a line if there's anything you want to work on - below is just an example.

  • Barking & Lunging At Dogs

  • Inappropriate Responses To People

  • Aggressive Behaviour

  • General Reactivity

  • Not Coming Back

  • Pulling On The Lead

  • Inappropriate Vocalization

  • House-training

  • Boisterous Play

  • Fear & Anxiety

  • Socially Unacceptable Behaviour

  • Excitability

TOP ISSUES...

The vast majority of cases I see - many on referral involve reactivity of some sort.  This is a highly complex issue & again many cases I receive are unresolved from other trainers.  To gain success here, requires understanding of emotional needs and practical/skillful application of behavioural modification - it's not easy & I work with many very advanced cases.

Overseas rescue dogs make up another substantial quota of my behavioural           1 to 1 caseload.  These dogs have specific requirements and idiosyncrasies and I have written several published articles and blogs on this subject - I enjoy these dogs!

ALL NATURAL!

All of my behavioural 1 to 1 training is conducted outdoors in the presence of natural distractions. 

 

I could train indoors & doubtless your dog would achieve great results, BUT you're not walking in an indoor, barren environment with no competing distractions are you?  I want to recreate your normal, walking, home situation where the issues happen & get those results in those contexts - that's what I call success.

ALL OPTIONS ARE COMPLETELY TAILORED JUST FOR YOU

Whatever You Want To Work On...Just Let Me Know

HERE'S MY 1 TO 1
BEHAVIOURAL TRAINING OPTIONS!

KENNELLED SOLUTIONS!

Some issues I come across a lot!  Because of this I have a rough idea of how many typical sessions I would suggest - of course this is just an average and you may need more, I will always suggest what's best for you but this is a good start point.

ALL OPTIONS INCLUDE:

I'm here for you any time during your course

  • Bespoke plan just for you & your dog - Your dog's personal file will be created containing all of his/her

notes from every session so that you won't forget anything.

  • Any questions at all - just ask, the quicker you do, the quicker I can sort it out.

* Maximum completion time applies 

WALK NICELY ON LEAD

Address all those painful pulling issues, ouch! Rather than simply addressing the issue with gadgets, learn how to engage with your dog, learn techniques which help him or her to focus and disengage from distractions and understand that walking on a loose lead is far more rewarding than dragging you along.

3 WEEKS *  £130.00

DOG REACTIVITY ISSUES

 

Your dog barks, pulls like crazy,  or appears seemingly very fearful, excited, anxious or aggressive? Firstly understand why your dog is reactive, then learn how to better communicate with each other so that you don't mis-interpret signals. Obtain a much greater appreciation of canine communication. 

Forced socialization and aversives don't work and will make matters worse - treatment involves altering your dog's emotional response when he or she encounters other dogs.

6 WEEKS*  £225.00

HEY COME BACK!
 
Your dog bolts, won't come back from play, totally ignores you or decides rabbits or other furries, smells or distractions are simply too wonderful!
It's a frustrating, but most of the time, entirely normal behaviour just in an inappropriate context! I show you how to teach techniques which build a  'dog-owner glue', lots of focus and eventually a great recall from distractions.

6 WEEKS*  £225.00

WAGGY TAILS TAILORED SOLUTIONS!

Of course, dogs suffer from many more issues than those covered in 'Kennelled Solutions'! Maybe you want to tackle several combination issues or maybe your dog's issues don't quite 'fit the mold'...why should they! .....Just choose this option & I'll fit any concerns you have into 3 or 6 sessions.

ALL OPTIONS INCLUDE:

I'm here for you any time during your course

  • Any questions at all - just ask, the quicker you do, the quicker I can sort it out.

  • Bespoke plan just for you & your dog - Your dog's personal file will be created containing all of his/her

notes from every session so that you won't forget anything.

* Maximum completion time applies 

3 SESSIONS*

TAILORED SOLUTIONS

Tailored Completely To You & Your Dog's Requirements
Includes:
Assessment of issues
Development of treatment strategy
Continued support throughout 3 sessions
Dog's file created with notes added each session

1 HOUR EACH £130.00 FOR 3  

6 SESSIONS*

TAILORED SOLUTIONS
 
Tailored Completely To You & Your Dog's Requirements
Includes:
Assessment of issues
Development of treatment strategy
Continued support throughout 6 sessions
Dog's file created with notes added each session

1 HOUR EACH £225.00 FOR 6

ONE BARK OR TWO!

Sometimes you just need some advice, someone professional to talk to, cut out all the confusion - no training involved.

 

Or maybe you need a refresher or add-on or two following a course, bark up & I'll book you a session!

1 SINGLE SESSION 
Tailored To You & Your Dog's Requirements
Advice, refresher or top-up

1 HOUR EACH (£50.00)

EXISTING CLIENT? A QUICK CHECK IN

For when you've already completed your 1 to 1 course.  This session is designed for clients who may need to ask a few questions & check that what they are doing is correct post their 1 to 1 course.  This session provides you with a continued link to expert advice, ensuring that you have continued support & the confidence to progress even though your practical sessions may have ended.  Please ask any questions.

There is no limit to how many Continued Support sessions may be booked.

1 SINGLE SESSION - OFFERED REMOTELY ONLY VIA ZOOM 
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1 HOUR EACH (£50.00) Session Recorded

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Thankyou so much

I can’t recommend Anna highly enough. I’m so glad I sought her help with my new rescue dog. It was a huge benefit to have our 1-2-1 sessions in a public park with all sorts of distractions - just as he encounters in the real world. Anna was always encouraging and positive and calm. She said she thought I’d be able to let Lennie off-lead in time, and I must admit I was pretty sceptical!! But now, I’m letting him off-lead on a regular basis and he’s a much happier boy. Our walks are now a pleasure rather than a stressful experience and he’s also walking well on the lead instead of dragging me everywhere - something else Anna helped us with. So I’m much happier too! Thanks so much for all your help Anna, you’re amazing!

MY AVAILABILITY

Due to the popularity of Behavioural 1 to 1, there is always a wait for slots.  Current wait time is indicated at the bottom of the home page

1 to 1 Availability:

Mon - Tues 9am - 4pm (latest slot)

Wed - Thurs 9am - 2pm (latest slot)

Friday 9am - 3pm (latest slot)

Saturday 9am - 11am (latest slot)

Sunday - No Availability

Please be aware that demand for some slot days/times is exceptional (Friday/Saturday/late afternoon) & it is not uncommon for there to be a wait of several weeks for a slot to become available

This is the current availability & there are no exceptions.  Due to the extra constraints travelling places on my time & the demand for my help with dogs,  I am regrettably no longer able to provide home visits - Zoom largely now takes this place.

JUST TO REMEMBER...

Behavioural Training 1 to 1 assists dogs with just that - training from a behavioural perspective.  If your dog is suffering with clinical behavioural issues, I will always assist you via behaviour referral.  Please do check with if you are unsure 

MY METHODS

I never use force, bullying tactics or aversives (spray cans, water, shock, electric, prong collars etc.) these do nothing but add fear, startle or pain.  

 

I never ever have a 'one size fits all' plan for every dog - No dog is ever the same! If you have the knowledge to treat each behavioural issue and understand the motivation behind it, you can carefully craft a successful strategy to solve each issue - fortunately Ido.

  

I only use positive and kind methods

I Can't Wait To Meet You!