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THINKING-DOG BEHAVIOUR PROGRAMME

SUPPORTING PEOPLE AND DOGS 

Our training focuses on changing your dog's emotional response to the things that s/he finds difficult. We help you understand what is causing your dog's issues and then we support you and your dog in finding ways to overcome them. We teach dogs strong self-control so that they become calm, confident and able to manage all aspects of their lives.

THE PROCESS

We start with a detailed questionnaire sent via email, which gives me a clear picture of your dog's needs so that I can identify how I can support you both. The next step is a face-to-face or virtual consultation. 

 

 

HOW IT WORKS

Initial consultation:

This session is based on identifying the causes of your dog's behaviour and teaches you management strategies so that we can start to lay calm foundations in all areas of your dog's life. During the session you will learn how to read and understand your dog in new ways which leads to greater connection and responsiveness. By the end of this session you will have learned how to manage your dog to minimise the behaviour that you're encountering, as well as foundation training exercises to calm your dog and to get focus and attention when needed.The work we do is very practicall, teaching you the skills to train your dog to function more calmly and responsively at home and out-and-about. 

 

This session is held at Brattleby, Aisthorpe and Scampton Village Hall. In rare cases of limited mobility or travel anxiety, we can arrange a home visit. 

After the session, you will receive a pdf file outlining basic Primary Strategies to help you manage your dog until our next contact, which is either in the form of a follow-up call or further sessions. You will also receive helpful videos of parts of our training sessions to help you with the training exercises. 

 

 

THINKING-DOG BEHAVIOUR PROGRAMMES

 

We have 4 programmes for you to choose from:

 

Programme 1

Programme 1 helps dogs who have one issue, such as Separation Anxiety or barking excessively in the home and garden. It consists of one session and gives you foundation tools to start teaching your dog calmness and self-control in the situations that she or he finds difficult.

 

FEE: £170

  • Initial Consultation of approximately 90 minutes

  • Follow-up notes with the option of additional Behaviour Support Plans

  • Optional Behaviour Support Plan: Case Notes and Foundation Guidance £45; Intermediate £65; Advanced £85

  • Complimentary pdf booklets to help with your dog's specific issues.

  • Phone call follow-up 2 weeks after the initial consultation

  • WhatsApp support throughout the duration of the programme

  • Optional follow-ups charged at £37.50 per half hour

  • Optional classes relevant to your dog's issues

  • Videos of training games sent via WhatsApp

Please be aware that Programme 2 or Programme 3 will be necessary if you have a dog who has a history of biting people and/or dogs due to the additional support and time needed to help overcome more complex issues.

 

 

Programme 2

Programme 2 is helpful for dogs who have more than one issue, if they have more complex issues such as reactivity towards people or other dogs, or if they have handling/grooming issues. These issues are not possible to overcome in one session. A second session allows us to work on steps to manage your dog's response towards trigger situations, building-on the calming and focusing foundations learned in the first session.

Programme 2 or 3 are recommended for conflict between resident dogs within the same home. 

  

FEE: £245

  • Initial Consultation of approximately 90 minutes

  • Follow-up notes with the option of additional Behaviour Support Plans

  • Optional Behaviour Support Plan: Case Notes and Foundation Guidance £45; Intermediate £65; Advanced £85

  • Complimentary pdf booklets to help with your dog's specific issues.

  • Phone call follow-up 2 weeks after the initial consultation

  • 1 hour follow-up: this is a face-to-face session 3 - 4 weeks after the first consultation. 

  • WhatsApp support throughout the duration of the programm6

  • Optional follow-ups charged at £37.50 per half hour

  • Optional classes relevant to your dog's issues

  • Videos of training games sent via WhatsApp

 

Programme 3

Programme 3 is advisable for dogs who have a bite history and who have more extreme issues, such as severe generalised anxiety, biting unfamiliar people in the home or lunging and barking at other dogs and people on walks at distance. This programme is also useful for dogs who are unable to tolerate being handled by vets and other dog care professionals. Overseas rescues with have fear-based behaviours benefit from the in-depth support offered in the 3 sessions. 

Programme 3 is also beneficial for dogs who have a number of issues. 

FEE: £275

  • Initial Consultation of approximately 90 minutes

  • Follow-up notes with the option of additional Behaviour Support Plans.

  • Optional Behaviour Support Plan: Foundation £45; Intermediate £65; Advanced £85

  • Complimentary booklets in pdf form to help you with your dog’s specific issues.

  • Phone call follow-up 2 weeks after the initial consultation.

  • 1 hour face-to-face follow-up: this takes place 3 - 4 weeks after the first consultation and lasts approximately 1 hour. Please be aware that there is an excess fee of £18.75 per quarter hour if the hour is exceeded.

  • 30 minute face-to-face follow-up 2 -3 weeks after the first follow up. Please be aware that there is an excess fee of £18.75 per quarter hour if the half hour is exceeded.

  • WhatsApp support throughout the duration of the programme.

  • Optional individual face-to-face follow-ups charged at £37.50 per half hour (£18.75 per quarter hour if half an hour is exceeded). 

  • Optional classes relevant to your dog's issues at £80 for a 4 week block.

  • Videos of training games sent via WhatsApp

Programme 4 - Blended Option

  • Initial Consultation online via Zoom, WhatsApp Video or Facetime. £170 for approx 90 minutes

  • WhatsApp message support throughout the duration of the programme (3 maximum per week).

  • Complimentary booklets in pdf form to help you with your dog’s specific issues.

  • Phone call follow-up 2 weeks after the initial consultation. Free 15 minute call (chargeable at £18.75 per quarter hour if 15 mins is exceeded).

  • Follow-up notes with the option of additional Behaviour Support Plans.

  • Videos of training games sent via WhatsApp

 

Additional Options:

  • Behaviour Support Plan: In addition to your Primary Strategies notes, you there is the option of selecting more detailed Behaviour Support Plans. These are: Case Notes and Foundation Guidance: £45; Intermediate Behaviour Support Plan £65; Advanced Behaviour Support Plan £85

  • 1 hour virtual follow-up. Fee: £75. Please be aware that there is an excess fee of £18.75 per quarter hour if the hour is exceeded.

  • 1 hour face-to-face follow-up: this takes place 3 - 4 weeks after the first consultation and lasts approximately 1 hour. Fee: £75. Please be aware that there is an excess fee of £18.75 per quarter hour if the hour is exceeded.

  • Individual face-to-face follow-ups or virtual follow-ups charged at £37.50 per half hour (£18.75 per quarter hour if half an hour is exceeded). 

  • Classes relevant to your dog's issues at £80 for a 4 week block.

                                                                               

Please email fern.ember.dog.behaviour@gmail.com for further details.

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