Most puppies exhibit behaviour problems soon after entering their new home.
The most common are:
Prevention is better than cure so one should not make allowances for puppy’s unwanted behaviour.
We need to teach puppy as early as possible to avoid problems becoming imprinted.
I can visit your home and correct all the puppy behaviour problems including:
For most puppies the first eight weeks of their lives is spent in the litter. They are born with basic instincts to enable them to exist and procreate. One of the first behaviours they learn is to interact and play with their litter mates.
By jumping onto and nipping them helps establish the dogs into most dominant through to most submissive temperaments. However if things get out of hand their mother will step in and correct the aggressor with a growl and nip.
The puppies generally find how far they can go before mum reacts. Puppies born in their natural environment (wild state) will eventually enter outside the litter to mix with the older pack members.
Should a puppy take liberties breaking the pack rules a senior dog would swiftly correct them. Enforcing the pack rules maintains balance and harmony.
When a puppy enters our family we need to set out our house rules and ensure they are always applied. Should puppy transgress we need to correct it.
Teaching puppy to become obedient should be no different to a responsible parent teaching their children right from wrong. Encouraging puppy’s good behaviour with praise and correcting unwanted behaviour is easily administered if puppy can interpret our sounds and actions.
By using ‘happy sounds’ puppy will assume we enjoy what it is doing. Is this not how we would reward a toddler to encourage good behaviour. Likewise when puppy ‘misbehaves’ we need to correct it with ‘negative sounds’.
Providing we are consistent in the way we communicate with puppy the quicker puppy will learn our rules.
I will teach you how dogs learn – how to communicate with dogs – dog sounds and body language.
I will teach puppy to sit – lie down – stay – come each time it’s called – all to first time commands.
Walk on the lead without pulling – fetch items – give up items to you.
Paul & Selina.Gidea Park, Romford
We reached out to Justin for advice regarding our newly acquired 10 month old German shorthaired Pointer who had separation anxiety and was a nervous dog. Personal visit and subsequent support has been first class. Would highly recommend.
Jayne and Jeff.
Wickham Bishops, Essex.
After Justin’s visit, we both gained confidence to take Dave, our dog out during the day and stop avoiding triggers but deal with them. There was an immediate change in our (and of course Dave’s ) attitude and behaviour!
The “Leadership Program” is genius and something we return to whenever feeling overwhelmed.
Without being too melodramatic, we would like to say Justin’s visit changed our lives and we now have a perfectly imperfect little dog that’s happy and healthy.
Eternally thankful to Justin.
We rescued a Rottie /Douge de Bordeaux cross puppy who was taken from his mum at 6 weeks and we were his third home in the first 3 months. We were having issues with bitting and control with Rolo, despite being a very handsome and cute boy. He was growing rapidly and now weighing 4 1/2 stone and his puppy mouthing/nipping was getting very painful. He was playfully out of control when we got visitors, compounded by having very few during lockdown. Having spent most of his life in kennels he was struggling to know where to go to the toilet, often just weeing where he stood.
Justin immediately controlled Rolos behaviour on entry. He worked with us using different techniques to ensure he understood his place in the “pack”. The program was totally focused on both our behaviour and his, explaining at every turn what our actions mean to Rolo. We also went for a walk and was given walking and training techniques which we put in place daily. Justin’s advice of nutrition was superb and we are moving to feed upon his advice. We have seen an immediate impact.We highly recommend Justin. The program has given us the confidence, knowledge and ability to take on and bring up a very large boisterous dog giving him clear boundaries as to behaviour and a level of contentment to his place in the pack with us as his pack leader. We can’t thank Justin enough
We first contacted Justin on the advice of our breed owners club. We had taken on a 3 year old Sealyham Terrier and were struggling with her aggression and nervousness. Although we had had dogs before, we hadn't encountered these issues before and were really losing confidence in our ability to manage her. Justin spent a couple of hours with us, assessing our dog and discussing strategies with us. His advice was clear and easy to follow. We quickly found that it made a huge and positive impact on the dog's behaviour, and on our confidence. We are now in a much better place and our dog has really adjusted. I would recommend Justin without hesitation.”
Early last year we had a few issues with our 2 year old Cockapoo, Molly. She had just started snapping and lunging at us and we were becoming anxious of her. Justin interacted with Molly as soon as he arrived watching her all the time and gaining an understanding of her behaviour. It was quiet and insight when he explained to us his observations of her. From the moment he left Molly was already calmer. Justin provided a thorough report with lots of ideas and rules. We followed his advice and I have to say Molly is now a loving dog.
Justin’s approach was very professional and he had a fountain of knowledge. He never made you feel that you were bad "dog parents," he just showed you different ways to do and look at things. He also explained a dogs behaviour which again was very useful. Sometimes you know what you should be doing and why, but it is not always easy to put in practice but Justin provided the tools for us to do this.Highly recommend Justin
The Pearce family.
We found the dog training experience very insightful, the constant challenge of Buddy pulling on the lead whilst on walks was both tiring and stressful and made taking him out a chore. Hearing feedback on the necessary steps to take and the appropriate lead choice for his temperament has really allowed walking to become an enjoyment. Knowing when to keep him under control and when to allow freedom was important for both the enjoyment of us and the enjoyment of Buddy. Justin's friendly and non-judgemental approach really gave us the confidence to be able to address all problems large and small. We would highly recommend him”
After having many difficulties when walking our dog particularly with pulling and showing aggression on the lead - we were recommended to Dog Training in Kent. Justin presented a genuine interest from our first phone call and was prepared to travel some miles to visit us. Justin remained professional as he asked lots of questions to establish Lottie's routine and diet. It was when we walked Lottie that he was able to see the overall picture of how we respond to her and of course her behaviour. Justin then changed her harness to one he had brought along which has since proved invaluable. He was able to give us guidance in how to train Lottie by using a variety of sound, movement and assertiveness. We have received a summary which helps us move forward with a renewed hope and confidence. We also have the option of having Justin back for another visit. We would highly recommend this service for anyone needing help with their dog - and we would like to thank Justin for his help.
Justin came to our house when we first got our puppy at 4 months old and spent a lot of time going through everything we wanted to know about having a puppy at home and left us an easy to follow programme. Within 2 minutes of arriving at our house, our puppy was in the palm of his hand! We went out for a walk and he showed us how to get the best from walk time and explained what our puppy needed. Since then we have called him several times and he has come to our assistance, in fact we are looking to book another visit shortly to go through the next stage of our puppy’s life as she is now 8 months old! We highly recommend Justin to anyone who wants to do the best for their dog, he explains things clearly, is always at the end of the phone, and our dog loves him!!!