Dog Behaviour & Trainers
Should you need a bit of advice or support for your hound, please do ask for our support or guidance. Should you wish to consult with a dog behaviourist, then please be extremely careful when choosing one. Ask us.
There are so many people who purport to be dog behaviourists or trainers but sadly lack the scientific knowledge and experience. STEER WELL AWAY from anyone who uses dominance based methods, those who use terms like ‘dog whisperer,’ ‘alpha’ or ‘balanced leadership,’ ‘correction.’ Run far, far away from anyone who thinks Cesar Milan knows what he is taking about.
Ensure they use FORCE FREE, REWARD BASED, POSITIVE methods, and DO NOT use any punitive methods, such as anti-bark/shock collars, choke collars, shouting/yelling/yanking the lead, or any other ‘correction technique.’ These methods are outdated, unfounded, abusive and will not only exacerbate any issue your hound may have but will destroy the trust and confidence your dog has developed with you. Anti-bark/shock collars and yanking can also cause long term physical damage. No dog deserves to be treated this way.
The best place to find a behaviourist is via the websites below:
The Animal Training and Behaviour Council
Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors
Association of Pet Dog Trainers
Pet Dog Trainers of Europe
For trainers you can also check the IMDT out: