Experienced Dog Behaviourist in Alton, Hampshire

Welcome, I’m Ian Mackay! I’ve been a certified dog training and behaviourist expert for some years now. One of my specialities is helping out reactive and even aggressive dogs. I’m based near Alton, Hampshire, in the UK.

The methods I use are all about something we like to call ‘dog listening’. Basically, it’s about understanding that there’s a reason behind every little thing a dog does. And once we understand that reason, we can find ways to manage their behaviour.

Reactivity can come in all shapes and sizes. It could be something as simple as your dog going into a barking frenzy when the doorbell rings. Or it could be something more serious, like your pup launching into an unprovoked attack at the sight of a certain dog or breed.

On top of reactivity, dogs can have all sorts of other behavioural issues. Pulling on the leash, separation anxiety, and even chewing up your furniture are common problems. Excessive barking is also a form of reactivity that can make life with your furry friend quite challenging.

Imagine being dragged around by your dog when you’re supposed to be the one taking them for a walk. It can be super stressful. And then there’s the constant worry about what state your home will be in when you get back. You’re never quite sure if your dog will suddenly go out of control. Plus, it’s never fun when other dog owners and non-owners give you that judgmental look like you never properly trained your pooch. It’s like being labelled the bad guy on the local playing fields.

But fret not, because I’m here to help! If you are looking for a Dog Behaviourist in Alton, and serving the Hampshire area, do contact me to discuss how we can help.

We’ve had some real success applying the principles of Dog Listening to reactive dogs and many other unwanted behaviours. So whether your dog drives you and your guests bonkers by barking every time the doorbell rings, or if they show aggression towards other dogs or people, we can assist you in working with your furry buddy to manage all this chaos.

Let me tell you about one of my clients, Vasco, the Estrela Mountain Dog. Vasco used to go crazy whenever his owner’s doorbell rang. Below, you’ll find a video of a session where we worked together to manage this issue. It’ll give you a taste of my approach and just how effective these techniques can be.

dog behaviourist in Alton


Trainer & Dog Behaviourist in Alton, Hampshire

Behaviours treated: Lead Pulling, Separation Anxiety, Excessive Barking, Destroying Furniture, Chewing, Aggression, Reactivity, Poor recall… and all manner of other unwanted dog behaviour issues.

Click on the link below to go to my contact form, where we can set up an initial no-obligation chat. Here I can advise you on how best to address your dog’s behavioural issues. Looking for a Dog Behaviourist near you? – We serve the entire Alton area and throughout Hampshire, UK.