behaviourists in Yorkshire

Discussion in 'Behavioural science and dog training philosophy' started by pipsqueak, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. pipsqueak

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    My border collie is getting a getting too reactive with other dogs :(. I like the Ian Dunbar and Karen Pryor approach to such issues. I need to develop a strategy and action plan for supporting my dog before we take drastic action such as muzzle or severely restricting off lead play in public places.

    Can any one recommend a good behaviourist within a couple of hours from Bingley, West Yorkshire?

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  2. Jojo83

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    Sorry I can't recommend a behaviourist as you're a bit too far away from me but have a look on the APBC website for a qualified behaviourist local to you
    http://www.apbc.org.uk

    Your other option is a positive reinforcement trainer - all behaviour modification programmes rely upon training - so have a look at
    http://www.apdt.co.uk
     
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    Thanks that is a good starting point
     
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    Hi, give Jane Taylor a call....Google Taylor Made Training..shes in Skipton....not so far away. she is lovely, very experienced and caring. she is a postive trainer. worth a try....good luck....
     
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    Forgot to add that behaviourists will normally ask that you see your vet for a full check up first so that any heath causes are ruled out
     
  6. pipsqueak

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    Thanks for the help.

    I have been to see heather Stevens who runs We Train Any Dog. I am very happy afrer the second visit. Unlike most trainers/ behaviourist s she relates to the owner as well as the dog. Lots of listening, good advice, traing sytstems and a whole dog approach. What is probably best is a detailed set of notes from each session. These are not just cut and paste pieces.

    Pip is responding well.

    Pipsqueak
     
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    That's good news! :)
     
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    @pipsqueak I'm so pleased for you that you have found good help with Heather. A key skill for all trainers/behaviourists is the relationship we build with the human end of the lead - the canine end is so much easier :). Good notes for the client after each session is also essential - many of us find that with the preparation, travel, 1 session and follow up report writing for both client and vet (where required) we have easily spent 4 -5 hours on a case (and people complain about our rates :( ).
     
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  9. pipsqueak

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    @Jojo83 thanks. Unfortunateley we are constantly told to be driven by price eg supermarkets. Rarely do consumers think of the whole cost of a service to the provider.

    I work in local government and the public cannot or do not want to understand the costs of our service provision.
     
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    Such a big deal, pleased you had a positive experience.

    Likewise the nhs.
     
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    Double likewise NHS.:rolleyes:

    Glad it went so well. All the trainers ive used have been good too. Its seems strange to me that someone will spends hundreds on a handbag and neglect their friends welfare.
     

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