Behaviour & Training Policy
This service is aimed at helping people to overcome behaviour problems they are experiencing, to train their dog or both.
Pooch Paws accepts no liability if any problems become worse or do not improve.
Pooch Paws can only guide and give advice; it is the owner's responsibility to enforce changes.
Sessions booked for a weekend are carried out at St.Olaves village hall. Cases of human aggression are to be assessed at the hall.
Location based sessions can be carried out at your home, on a walk, or another suitable location. Location sessions are during day time hours on a weekday. Please check the booking page.
Assessment and treatments plans will be based upon qualified knowledge, current scientific theory and experience. Suggestions for behaviour management will be provided during the assessment and a full written report will be sent by post, email, or in person within approximately 14 days. A copy of the report will be sent to the referring veterinary surgeon, with personal information considered private or sensitive, excluded.
Canine behaviour therapy can be integral to identifying causes of behaviour problems, to then develop a treatment plan to overcome these issues. In some cases, causes may not be identifiable and treatment plans may not be as effective as desired. Whilst this is unusual, those seeking behaviour therapies should be aware of this possibility. Implementing treatment plans may produce desired results quickly; however, time and commitment is required. This should always be considered as often a behaviour problem has spent a significant amount of time developing, therefore your perception of treatment needs to reflect how long the issues have been manifesting for. Implementation remains, at all times, the responsibility of the owner. The pet’s wellbeing, welfare, and actions are also the responsibility of the owner.
Behaviour reports and treatment plans are created according to the information provided by the owner, the information gleaned on assessment, and information provided by referring veterinary surgeons. In any case full co-operation from the owner, including full disclosure of any/all problems being experienced is needed. Withholding information can affect the plan, including withholding information regarding health matters. In any case advise to seek veterinary assistance may be given, which should be a priority for the owner.