Behaviour Counseling for Dogs
Sometimes raising your dog does not go as desired or your dog shows unwanted behaviour. You, the environment or your dog will suffer from it. This can be at a young age when you’re still training your dog or take you by surprise when your dog is older. As a qualified Behavioral Counselor for Dogs I can help you and your dog with a specific problem. I always look for a solution appropriate to the dog and the owner. No dogs or two situations are alike.
How to help curbing unwanted behaviour
Your dog’s behaviour problems could be about fear or anxiety*, aggression*, excessive barking, separation anxiety, destructive chewing, food guarding, house soiling, and more. dogNL helps you and your dog changing a specific behaviour problem. Many troublesome behaviours can be fixed. Reward-based training, management of the environment and a good relationship between dog and owner are starting points. Providing basic needs is an essential part of keeping your dog healthy and safe and sets the foundation for changing the behaviour. Only then it makes sense to curb the unwanted behaviour or (preferably) solve it.
a steps plan tailored to curb or solve your dog’s unwanted behaviour
- diagnosis + treatment plan for problems like
- destructive chewing
- house soiling
- seperation anxiety
- excessive barking
- food guarding
- bite incident involving a child
- (..) any other behavior issue
- 1 appointment at your home address, approx. 1½ hours
- questionnaire sent to you beforehand
- plan in writing e-mailed to you
- plan in cooperation with the vet when necessary
- assistance by phone or e-mail up until 2 months following the last consultation
- travelling costs are 30ct/km from Oegstgeest
*when fearful and/or aggressive I offer a second consultation. Total costs are € 245.
*A test on behaviour at a safe location will be advised when the dog is extremely aggressive.
dogNL provides you with the basic information you need to resolve behavioral problems humanely. I thereby use principles and techniques based in science and canine psychology. For this reason I can teach you how to implement behaviour modification correctly to set your dog up for success. In the meantime we try to manage the environment. It will help your dog.
After the consultation you will receive the advice in writing, a treatment plan tailored for your dog. Your vet will get a short summary. Individual help in solving a behaviour problem is therefore of great importance. We’ll keep into contact by e-mail or phone about the dog’s progress until two months after our last appointment.