New rescue dog and wondering how to help them settle? Behaviour problems? Do you need some help now?
Due to the current lockdown I am unable to do in-person appointments unless there is a welfare need. However there is so much that I can do to help to at least smooth the way until we can get to meet.
The main purpose of a Rescue Dog Review is to give you some strategies to manage your dog’s behaviour and ensure that your dog is comfortable in their forever home. Many of these dogs have had very challenging lives, and it is important to know how to help them from the start.
The sorts of things I can help new adopters with:
- First 3 weeks and decompression / recovery
- Understanding your rescue dog - body language and what your dog is trying to tell you
- Getting the foundations right from the start - environment, sleep, physical activity, etc
- Socialisation and introductions to people and dogs - what it is and how to get it right
- Over arousal around people or dogs
- Multi-dog households and introductions, and much more
For any more serious issues, see our Behaviour Review.
A Rescue Dog Review usually goes like this:
Why choose me?
- A free of charge 15 minute call just to check this is the best route for you.
- Book your session which will be 90 minutes and take place on an online platform.
- I send you a short form to fill in which you sent back at least 24 hours before your appointment to allow me to review it in advance and work out any strategies. Plus you will be asked to send me some relevant videos of your dog (as agreed at our call) for review at least 24 hours before our session.
- We do our session where will talk about:
- Your dog and how they are settling in
- Any behaviour issues
- Your short and long term goals.
- Rebalancing any aspects of your dog’s life that are out of balance.
- Management strategies.
- Relevant training
- Next steps.
- I will send through a summary report with details of the issues we have discussed, goals, tactics and next steps, along with access to any resources I feel would be helpful for you.
- Depending on the issue, from there we might do some further online support sessions, or agree to continue working together once we are out of lockdown. Or it may be that the session is enough to get you on the right track.
- Support sessions will be online until lockdown eases, and then can be in person.
My session won't be the cheapest around, but the expertise of an experienced trainer and behaviour counsellor can be invaluable in getting your dog on the right track. It is good to get help from someone qualified in behaviour and who knows how to manage and solve problems, and prevent them from escalating. I offer practical and non-judgmental advice that will help you understand your dog, and I can give you the skills to problem solve the issues. I have rescue dogs and work closely with local rescue and their fosterers and adopters.
The earlier we address any issues the better. My advice would be - don’t wait for the problem to get worse. There is usually a lot I can do to help. And if you need help, ensure you get it from the right place and from someone who can follow through with either online or in person sessions.
That’s all there is to it.
To book your session call 07815 167247 or email [email protected]