Using only positive behaviour training methods, I am here to help you and your dog have the best life together possible. This starts with having a trusting relationship where the respect and knowledge of each other works both ways.
With the knowledge you have of your dog and my observations, I work to help you better understand your dogs behaviour, and for your dog to better understand the behaviours you are asking them for. I can help to modify problematic behaviours and reduce stress for both you and your dog.
I used to work in pets at home and I also set up a small pet service company in London working part time/freelance as a fully insured pet sitter. I am not new to being around animals, nor am I wary of any particular breed. I also have qualifications in pet first aid and theory of dog grooming.
I have studied human psychology for years and researched animal psychology alongside in my own time. I recently left my doctorate course in Psychology to pursue working with animals because I have a passion for this type of work.
You can be assured that I will put 100% of my effort into helping you and your pet achieve the best lifestyle possible and I will be available for ongoing support in between visits.
Dog trainers primarily work around obedience but I am also comfortable working with fear related behaviours- particular with rescue dogs or dogs with difficult backgrounds resulting in issues such as fear of strangers, fear of leads, collars etc. My extensive psychology education has given me a good understanding of how to implement positive reinforcement and association and training.
I will always make it clear to you if i feel you would benefit from the input of a behaviourist or if i feel the situation is beyond my experience. Safety and happiness are my primary goals and I will redirect you to a more appropriate proffesional (e.g vet/behaviourist) if I feel it is required.
1 customer reviews
We had adopted two Romanian rescue dogs, who both had major, but different issues. Initially, they were the best of friends but after a while, one started becoming aggressive to the other resulting in a serious fight requiring vet treatment. We had previously tried another trainer for basic training but we were making very little progress. We contacted Laura to see if she could help us. Quite simply, she has made astonishing progress with the dogs in a short space of time. This has eased our lives immensely. Initially, the dogs were timid, would not leave the house and reacted with utter fear to collars, leads and harnesses. They understood no English words or basic commands. Now, they have grown in confidence, have no issues with leads or harnesses, and actively look forward to two longish walks a day. One has even learnt some basic tricks. As a side to training them separately at first, and then, after some time, together, the dog that showed the aggression is also improving and is much calmer. We are now able to have them both in the same room. Our life has improved, and the dogs are beginning to relax and enjoy life. We cannot thank Laura enough and would recommend her with confidence. More...