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    One to One Behavioural Sessions

    These sessions are suitable for dogs of all ages from puppies, through to adolescents, adults and senior dogs.

    In today’s hectic lifestyle it is not unusual for dogs to develop behavioural issues. Sometimes it is because they find it difficult to cope with our stressful lives, or it may be because they have had a difficult past and have developed a greater reactivity and therefore we frequently see unwanted behaviour in our dogs. At Sheila Harper we offer a unique insight into your dog’s behaviour and offer advice to help restore your dog’s balance and bring harmony to your household. We can help you to make changes to your lives to help achieve a calmer environment for your dog to live in. We only use kind methods based on positive techniques that will help you to understand the reasons behind your dog’s unwanted behaviour and then together we devise a behaviour programme to address these issues.

    We expect our dogs to fit in with our lives, and making compromises can be a challenge for both us and our dogs, sometimes leading to unwanted behaviour. Whatever the reason, at Sheila Harper we offer a unique insight into your dog’s behaviour and offer advice to help restore balance and bring harmony to your household.

    We can help you to make changes that will enable both you and your dog to build the skills you need.

    All of our behaviour counsellors have completed a minimum 1 ½ year programme in canine and behaviour at foundation degree level, following Sheila Harper’s International Dog Programme for Applied Canine Study (IPACS, formally the IDBTS). The IPACS is independently accredited with the Open College Network (WMR) currently at Level 4 (equivalent to the first year degree level).

    We have a range of packages to suit all requirements.  

    Our Services:


    GOLD PACKAGE


    Initial one to one behaviour session of 1 ½ hours
    Individually designed behaviour programme for you and your dog
    Detailed written report following initial behaviour session
    Telephone/email support fortnightly, ( x 15 minutes) following initial session
    4 further follow up sessions of 1 hour each, at intervals to be agreed
    (both must be taken within 9 months of the initial behaviour session)
    On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals by Turid Rugaas
    Cost: £250


    SILVER PACKAGE


    Initial one to one behaviour session of 1 ½ hours
    Individually designed behaviour programme for you and your dog
    Detailed written report following initial behaviour session
    Telephone/email support (2 x 15 minutes) following initial session
    2 further follow up sessions of 1 hour each, at intervals to be agreed
    (both must be taken within 6 months of the initial behaviour session)
    On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals by Turid Rugaas
    Cost: £175


    BRONZE PACKAGE

    initial one to one behaviour session of 1 ½ hours
    Individually designed behaviour programme for you and your dog
    Notes provided from the session
    Cost: £75


    FOLLOW UP SESSIONS


    1 hour follow up session to be taken after the initial behaviour session
    £50 per session
    or book 3 x 1 hour sessions for £45 each (£135 total)


    Please see the links below for further details or contact us for further information.

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