This service aims to help owners build a better relationship with their ‘best friend’, resulting in a happy and well-adjusted dog.

Using up to date research, owners are taught how to achieve a relaxed and cooperative relationship with their dog.

These techniques have been proven, not only with pet dogs but also with working dogs worldwide. There are associates with experience in fields such as; explosives 'sniffer' dogs, search and rescue dogs, guide dogs, dogs for the disabled, dog groomers, vets and vet nurses. 

This service  involves an at-home consultation where the dog can be assessed with the family in its own environment. To follow this up all owners are provided with continuing back-up and support for life. 



Consultation Information

  • Most consultations take between one and four hours but can take longer depending on the individual case.  
  • During the consultation owners learn to understand why their dogs behave the way they do and how to improve or prevent perceived problem behaviours. This builds the foundation for a cooperative and positive relationship between the owner and dog. 

  • A consultation will finish only when the owner is happy and clearly understands how to progress positively with their dog(s).  

  • All owners are provided with a personalised 'Action Plan' to help them remember the key points discussed at the consultation. 

  • Back up by telephone or e-mail is provided for life at no extra cost. Help is always at hand for as long as it is needed. 

  • Clients have found that return visits are almost never needed but this can be arranged at a separately agreed price. 
  • In many cases owners will see positive changes in their dog's behaviour during the consultation, although continuing work will naturally be required by the owners to experience permanent changes.


The Dog Listener by Jan Fennell

If you would like an introduction to the Dog Listening techniques, but do not want to book a consultation at this stage, 'The Dog Listener' book is a great place to start. It is available free from most libraries or, if you would prefer your own copy, it is available to buy from all good book shops and the following websites.  




The Dog Listener DVD by Jan Fennell

Not a book worm? 'The Dog Listener' DVD/VHS may be the choice for you. Available from the same sources (above), it's a great way to get the children involved too. 

N.B. Libraries usually charge a small fee for the loan of DVDs.


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