Experienced Dog Behaviourist in Basingstoke, Hampshire

Are you looking for a Dog Behaviourist in Basingstoke, Hampshire? If so, you’ve landed on the right page!

Hi, I’m Ian Mackay. I’ve got loads of experience in the field of dog training and behaviour. One area I specialize in is helping out reactive and even aggressive dogs. I’m based near Basingstoke, Hampshire, in the UK. The methods I use are all about ‘dog listening’. Basically, this means understanding that there’s always a reason behind a dog’s actions. Once we understand that, we can find ways to manage their behaviour.

Reactivity can show up in all sorts of ways and degrees. It could be as simple as your dog going bonkers when the doorbell rings. Or it could be more serious, like your pet launching an unprovoked attack on a particular dog or breed.

Besides reactivity, dogs can have loads of other behaviour issues. Common problems include pulling on the lead, separation anxiety, and even chewing up the furniture. Excessive barking also falls into the reactivity category, which can make living with your furry friend a real challenge.

Imagine being dragged around by your dog when you’re meant to be the one taking them for a walk. It’s mega stressful. And then there’s the constant worry about what state your home will be in when you get back. You never know if your dog will suddenly go crazy. Plus, it’s never nice when other dog owners and non-owners give you dirty looks as if you haven’t trained your dog properly. It’s like you’ve been labelled the bad guy in the local park.

But don’t worry, I’m here to help! If you are looking for a Dog Behaviourist in the Basingstoke area, and serving the Hampshire area, do contact me to discuss how we can help.

We’ve had great success using the principles of Dog Listening with reactive dogs and other unwanted behaviours. Whether your dog drives you and your guests mad by barking like crazy every time the doorbell rings, or if they show aggression towards other dogs or people, we can help you get control of the chaos.

Let me tell you about one of my clients, Vasco, the Estrela Mountain Dog. Vasco used to get really worked up whenever his owner’s doorbell rang. Below, you’ll find a video of a session where we worked together to tackle this issue. It’ll give you an idea of my approach and how well these techniques work.

Dog Behaviourist in Basingstoke


Trainer & Dog Behaviourist in Basingstoke, 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 Basingstoke area and throughout Hampshire, UK.