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Dog behaviour and training in Cambridgeshire

Camdogs

Dog behaviour and training in Cambridgeshire

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Behaviour consultations

Behaviour counselling is recommended for dogs displaying serious problems, including aggression, separation related problems, unruly behaviour, over-excitement, attention-seeking, compulsive or stereotypic behaviours, fearfulness and anxiety and multi-dog household issues. 

Behavioural consultations are carried out on veterinary referral. It is important to ensure that there are no medical reasons for the problem behaviour and that any behavioural advice is appropriate for dogs suffering medical conditions.

Please contact info@camdogs.co.uk for further information and to request a consultation.

What is the difference between behaviour modification and training?

While behaviour modification may involve teaching behaviours such as sit, down etc. that we associate with obedience training, there is a very different focus when these behaviours are being used as part of a behaviour modification programme. The emphasis is on encouraging and supporting desired emotional states such as relaxed contentment, enjoyment and a sense of fun, or a drive to seek out appropriate rewards. It is the dog's underlying emotional state that is important rather than his or her 'obedience'. Dogs that perform well but are stressed or anxious will not be learning to change their emotional state or make the associations that we want them to.