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The Dog Within

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As a Fear Free Certified Behaviourist I specialise in dog that suffer from FAS, fear, anxiety or stress related behaviours. As a Fear Free Certified Behaviourist our mission is to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in pets by inspiring and educating the people who care for them. Dogs are not so different to us when it comes to addressing problems; a minor problem can quite quickly developed into a major issue if it is not addressed quickly and in the correct manner. Sometimes a dog owner just needs some guidance in which is the best way forward for them and their dog. With this in mind we decided at Paws4ever to put together 3 levels of service, something to suit the need of every dog and to fit the budget of every owner. Why you should choose The Dog Within? • Fully qualified with ISCP (International School Canine Psychology) • Certified in Canine Emotional Healing with ISCP • Full member of The Association Of INTO Dogs • Full member of The Dog Welfare Alliance • Fear Free Certified with Vetfolio • Full liability insurance • The Dog Within will only promote and endorse positive/force free training methods. As a full member of INTO Dogs we have a professional obligation to clients and the dogs in their care; we adhere to their code of practice which conforms with the Companion Animal Welfare Council. My passion and understanding of dogs is what drives me to always be upto date with the latest canine behavioural studies and results. My ability to communicate with dogs by reading their body lanuage and peeling away the layers of behavioural issues to find the root of the problem is what sets me apart from other behaviourists! I aim to guide you on working together with your dog using only positive reward based training methods, to help build a strong and trusting relationship between both you and your dog.

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What do you love most about your job?

What I love most about working with dogs is the satisfaction of knowing I have helped lay the foundations for a happy future ; for both dog and owner
Being the resident behaviourist for Phoenix French Bulldog rescue I also have a lot of experience with Bulldogs, owning my own British Bulldog I understant the way that they think and why they act the way they do.

What inspired you to start your own business?

Over the years i have witnessed the rise in dogs being surrendered to rescues, found abandoned or just not wanted anymore. I have always had a passion for dogs and following the completion of my studies and qualifications I felt that my next step forward was to help those that were struggling with every day issues, quite often as result of dogs living in our busy and often confusing world.
My concerns for the welfare of our dogs continued when I discovered that there is no govening body for Canine Behaviourists which gives a free rein for un-qualified and uneducated people to lable themselves as Dog Trainers or Dog Behaviorists; often using adverse training methods which are detrimetal to a dogs well being! This led me onto offering my services to dog owners and becoming a full member of The Association Of INTO Dogs.

Why should our clients choose you?

My name is Lorraine Cook, I am a fully qualified Canine Behaviourist! Having achieved my qualifications through ISCP (International School Canine Psychology) I then furthered these with Vetfolio, gaining a Fear Free Certification.
As a Fear Free Certified Behaviourist our mission is to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in pets by inspiring and educating the people who care for them.

I am a full member of INTO Dogs and The Dog Welfare Alliance ;As a full member of INTO Dogs we have a professional obligation to clients and the dogs in their care; we adhere to their code of practice which conforms with the Companion Animal Welfare Council. I also hold full liability insurance.

Following my passion for helping rescue dogs at the beginning of 2017 I became the resident behaviourist for Phoenix French Bulldog Rescue. Phoenix FBR rescue, rehabilitate and re-home French Bulldogs across the UK and I have to say the team I work with are awesome!

I also volunteer for ‘From Fear To Friends’ a group that gives support and help to children who suffer from Cynophobia, a fear of dogs! FFTF is an amazing group of trainers and dogs that come together twice a month on the borders of Surrey/Sussex.

Why you should choose Paws4ever.uk?

• Fully qualified with ISCP (International School Canine Psychology)
• Certified in Canine Emotional Healing with ISCP
• Full member of The Association Of INTO Dogs
• Full member of The Dog Welfare Alliance
• Fear Free Certified with Vetfolio
• Full liability insurance
• Paws4ever will only promote and endorse positive/force free training methods.

My passion and understanding of dogs is what drives me to always be upto date with the latest canine behavioural studies and results. My ability to communicate with dogs by reading their body lanuage and peeling away the layers of behavioural issues to find the root of the problem is what sets me apart from other behaviourists! I aim to guide you on working together with your dog using only positive reward based training methods, to help build a strong and trusting relationship between both you and your dog.

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Making sure your pup is trained properly really matters. Without the necessary groundwork, you’re risking your dog’s wellness and security, as well as the safety of any other dogs it comes into contact with. It’s also important your dog is trained so that it can integrate properly with you and your family. Keeping it out of trouble will save you a lot of hassle (and potentially costly repairs too).

Making sure your dog listens to commands is very important. Not only will handling it be less stressful, but it can stop dangerous conflict with other animals. Furthermore, if your dog doesn’t want to listen to you, situations such as dealing with traffic can potentially become fatal. On the upside, having a well-trained pup enables you and your pet to socialise properly with other dogs and their owners.

Having a dog that is obedient means that life around the home becomes plain sailing. With good manners, your dog will be able to tell the difference between right and wrong behaviour, while being able to foster good relationships with other members of your family. These connections can help to build a fruitful relationship with your pet as part of the family. Time well spent together will allow you to both grow together, sharing experiences and creating the type of memories that make having a pet so worth it.

How about becoming an authority figure yourself? Although your trainer will help your dog get up to scratch, they will also teach you a great deal about the fundamentals of dog training. This includes not only how to handle your own dog, but principals that you can use to understand and better interact with other dogs too. Being able to help out less-informed dog owners can be a wonderful gift to have, and something that you can take further if you enjoy it.

Having a well-trained dog also means that taking your pet to the veterinarian will be a lot easier than it would be otherwise. Considering the nature and volume of work that they have to do, being a vet is tough, let alone dealing with an uncooperative pet in their surgery. In some cases, dogs can become violent when approached by a vet – definitely something they don’t need. By having your dog properly trained, you can avoid injuries – for both your dog and your vet – as well as unnecessary embarrassment upon visits.

When hiring someone to train your dog, there is plenty to think about. The needs of both you and your pet have to be considered and so taking some time to sit down and work out what is important to you is a must. Down below are a few of the questions you might ask when it comes to finding the right dog trainer –

Should I go for group or private training? Each comes with pros and cons – those with a brand new dog can expect their pet to socialise and start to develop relationships with other dogs.

Does my dog need generalised training or would training in a specific area suit it better? One example of this is if your dog has an issue with barking, or separation anxiety. In these cases, someone that can specialise in tackling these issues would be optimal.

Do I need long-term training or do I need a quick fix? Goals such as conditioning your dog for agility or developing a routine will need more time with a trainer.

You should also take care to see what type of strategies your trainer uses. There are a wide variety of techniques that can be applied in order to change your dog’s behaviour – but not all of these involve kindness and care. It’s good to talk to prospective trainers about the ways in which they choose to teach your dog, including methods of both discipline and praise. Techniques such as positive reinforcement are very beneficial for dogs and are particularly powerful, while being enjoyable for them.

While your dog is your priority, how you communicate with your trainer is important too. Your trainer’s should be able to translate their understanding into constructive advice. A good trainer can tell you both what is working in terms of training your dog, and what isn’t. This includes passing on insights of what to do to correct certain issues, while conveying these ideas in a constructive, friendly way. In order to do this, a trainer needs to not only be able to express themselves clearly, but also be diplomatic and observant.

There are various ways in which you can choose to train your dog. Some owners opt for private lessons, while others will put their dog through group daycare.

Group sessions are valuable not only because they are more budget friendly, but also because they are better as a long-term option. This is because your pet will have time to get to grips with a wider variety of commands. However one-on-one training provides your dog with lessons that are specially tailored to their needs, helping them learn in the best way for them.

There are also the various levels of obedience training to take into account. As well as classes specifically for puppies, there are basic educational classes, adult training, agility and advanced tutoring. Which of these you go for can affect pricing, as well as how quickly your dog learns (depending on its needs and comprehension).

Yes! You might be surprised to hear that dog training can be done remotely, through online video platforms like Zoom. They can take the form of group sessions or one-to-one classes to tackle certain individual behavioural issues. Many customers prefer online dog training for all sorts of reasons, like saving on travel time and costs.

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