Experienced Dog Behaviourist in Salisbury, Wiltshire
Hello, and if you’re searching for a dog behaviourist in Salisbury, you’ve come to the right place.
My name is Ian Mackay, and I am a certified dog trainer and behaviourist with extensive expertise in the field. I am located near Salisbury and cover the Wiltshire and Hampshire areas. While my speciality lies in working with reactive and aggressive dogs, I also help dogs and their owners with many other types of behavioural issues.
My training approach is known as ‘dog listening’. This method revolves around my ability to attentively listen to your dog’s needs and comprehend the underlying reasons behind their actions. By doing so, we can effectively manage their behaviour and transform them into the exceptional canines they are destined to become.
Reactive dogs come in all shapes and sizes and sizes – from those who bark at the doorbell to unpredictable attackers. And let’s not forget about the dogs who pull relentlessly on their leads, suffer from separation anxiety, engage in destructive chewing, or unleash a symphony of barks.
Imagine this scenario: you embark on a peaceful stroll with your beloved furry companion, only to find yourself helplessly dragged around like a lifeless ragdoll. Alternatively, you return home to discover your furniture in ruins, uncertain of when your dog might exhibit unruly behaviour once again. To compound matters, you are met with disapproving glances from fellow dog owners and non-owners alike. It feels like being branded the local troublemaker, doesn’t it?
Fret not, for assistance is readily available. If you are looking for a Dog Behaviourist in Salisbury and serving the Wiltshire/ Hampshire area, do contact me to discuss how we can help.
Drawing upon my Dog Listening skills, I have achieved remarkable success in managing reactive dogs and addressing these troublesome behaviours. Whether your dog reacts uncontrollably to the sound of a doorbell or displays animosity towards others of its kind or humans, I am here to extend a helping hand and guide you through the process of managing these issues.
Allow me to introduce you to a dear friend of mine, Vasco. This magnificent Estrela Mountain Dog once grappled with a significant problem – reacting adversely whenever his owner’s doorbell rang. Here is a video demonstration to show how we effectively tackled this predicament.
As you can observe, my approach revolves around comprehending the root cause of the behaviour and addressing it calmly and effectively. I employ communication techniques that naturally elicit positive responses from dogs, fostering a beautiful bond between them and their owners. It almost feels like magic!
When dealing with reactive dogs, it is important to remember that they are not inherently ‘bad’ or ‘aggressive’. Rather, their reactions stem from a perceived threat or fear. By immersing ourselves in the realm of Dog Listening, we can identify these triggers and work on instilling a sense of security and confidence in your beloved companion.
I can also provide assistance with other common issues, such as leash pulling, separation anxiety, and destructive chewing. Armed with the right tools and knowledge, we can tackle these concerns head-on and enhance your relationship with your dog.
Therefore, if you find yourself grappling with a reactive or aggressive dog, or if you simply wish to refine your dog’s behaviour, contact me to schedule a consultation, taking the initial step toward a happier and healthier relationship with your dog. Trust me, you will not be disappointed!
Trainer & Dog Behaviourist in Salisbury, Wiltshire
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 Salisbury area and throughout Wiltshire and Hampshire, UK.