Getting Dog Behaviour help
"He just keeps on barking and barking! Every time he does, I shout at him and it just seems to make him worse. I don't know how to get him to stop." Does this sound familiar? You could probably substitute lots of other behaviours our dogs perform that 'drive us mad' and the story would be the same. But some behaviours we don't like are natural canine behaviours our dogs enjoy!
So, how can we help you turn it around? Unfortunately, inappropriate behaviours very rarely get better on their own and as dogs continue to act in that way, it just seems to get worse and more frequent. Our own frustration means we often are seen by our dogs 'as joining in' so it must be ok. The more they perform inappropriate behaviours the better they get at them. Actually what gets rewarded gets repeated and many inappropriate behaviours our dogs perform are highly rewarding to them. Sometimes they enjoy what they're doing so much, we need expert help to understand why they are choosing to behave in a certain way. Reading their canine communication means we then understand their motivation and then we can in an informed and kind approach modify these behaviours so they chose to do something else instead.
We can't wave a magic wand or offer quick fixes but Worcester Dog Behaviour can work with you and your family every step of the way. It is a partnership and we help you build long term sustainable solutions that work for you and your dog everytime.