Experienced Dog Behaviourist in Farnham, Surrey

Are you seeking a dog behaviourist in Farnham? If so, you’re in the right place.

Hello, I’m Ian Mackay, a certified dog trainer and behaviourist with extensive experience in the field. I specialize in helping reactive and even aggressive dogs. My practice is located near Farnham, Surrey, in the UK.

At the core of my training approach is a concept known as ‘dog listening’. Essentially, this means understanding that every action a dog takes has a purpose, and by comprehending this purpose, we can effectively manage their behaviour.

Reactivity in dogs can range from minor to more severe issues. For instance, the sound of a doorbell can trigger a barking fit, or the sight of a particular dog or breed might provoke an unprovoked attack.

Additionally, dogs can exhibit other behavioural problems such as pulling on the lead, separation anxiety, or destructive chewing. Excessive barking is also a form of reactivity that can make life with your dog quite challenging.

It can be incredibly stressful when your dog is dragging you around during walks instead of the other way around. Furthermore, returning home to find your furniture destroyed adds to the frustration. You never know when your dog might act out and lose control, and it’s disheartening when other dog owners and non-owners give you judgmental looks, implying that you have failed to train your dog properly. These situations often lead to you being seen as the local troublemaker.

Fortunately, assistance is available. If you are looking for a Dog Behaviourist in Farnham, and serving the Surrey and Hampshire area, do contact me to discuss how we can help.

By applying the principles of Dog Listening, we have achieved remarkable success in managing reactive dogs and addressing various unwanted behaviours. Whether your dog goes into a barking frenzy whenever someone rings the doorbell or displays aggression towards other dogs or people, we can work with you to help manage these issues.

One of my clients, Vasco, a magnificent Estrela Mountain Dog, had a specific trigger when his owner’s doorbell rang. I have included a video below that showcases a session where we worked on managing this behaviour. It provides you with a glimpse into my approach and the effectiveness of these techniques.

Dog Behaviourist in Farnham


Trainer & Dog Behaviourist in Farnham, Surrey

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 Farnham area and throughout Surrey and Hampshire, UK.