Welcome to PetForums

Join thousands of other pet owners and pet lovers on the UK's most popular and friendly pet community and discussion forum.

Sign Up

Recommended Behaviourist London - N1

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by Irish Setter Gal, Jun 30, 2011.


  1. Irish Setter Gal

    Irish Setter Gal PetForums Senior

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2011
    Messages:
    696
    Likes Received:
    46
    Not a request for advice but recommendations

    Anybody know of a behaviourist who 'services' London N1

    Miniature schnauzer aged 3yrs, young children reactive (under five's) getting worse and has been since second schnauzer arrived (now 7mths)
     
    #1 Irish Setter Gal, Jun 30, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2011
  2. SleepyBones

    SleepyBones Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2011
    Messages:
    947
    Likes Received:
    14
    Hmmmm, tricky, - Last person who went to N1 calling himself a dog pshychiatrist had the lower half of his body eaten by kids, his head made up like a clown & paraded down Upper Street on a stick at Haloween by the parents.
     
    #2 SleepyBones, Jul 1, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2011
  3. grandad

    grandad PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2011
    Messages:
    1,589
    Likes Received:
    25
    There's a few in Hertfordshire. Try Ross Mcarthy. You might need to do some research to locate him.
     
  4. SleepyBones

    SleepyBones Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2011
    Messages:
    947
    Likes Received:
    14
  5. leashedForLife

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    19,309
    Likes Received:
    3,665
    at the very minimum, a B-Mod experienced trainer who is a member of the APDT-uk - all members are assessed.
    i also retained only those names who specify they deal with behavior issues, tho i would still ask if they have
    experience in the particular behavior - whatever that might be: dog-reactive, dog-aggro, RG, nuisance-bark, etc.

     
  6. leashedForLife

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    19,309
    Likes Received:
    3,665
    Assoc of Pet Behavior Counselors, UK
     
  7. leashedForLife

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    19,309
    Likes Received:
    3,665
  8. leashedForLife

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    19,309
    Likes Received:
    3,665
  9. grandad

    grandad PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2011
    Messages:
    1,589
    Likes Received:
    25
    I hear Ross is really good.
     
  10. lucylastic

    lucylastic PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2011
    Messages:
    1,536
    Likes Received:
    57
  11. carol

    carol PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2007
    Messages:
    6,358
    Likes Received:
    105
    there is john uncle in north london will pm you his phone number.
     
  12. Irish Setter Gal

    Irish Setter Gal PetForums Senior

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2011
    Messages:
    696
    Likes Received:
    46
    Thanks Carol - details passed on
     
  13. Rottiefan

    Rottiefan PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010
    Messages:
    1,501
    Likes Received:
    48
    Well, I for one would like to say "Thanks LFL for answering so rigorously. It was very kind of you".
     
  14. leashedForLife

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    19,309
    Likes Received:
    3,665
    yer welcome. :001_smile: happy to help!
     
  15. grandad

    grandad PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2011
    Messages:
    1,589
    Likes Received:
    25
    It's nice ot have your own personal researcher on board :eek:)
     
  16. Rottiefan

    Rottiefan PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010
    Messages:
    1,501
    Likes Received:
    48
    John Uncle uses pinch collars a lot, I think, so I would not recommend him if he uses one on this dog in particular.
     
  17. leashedForLife

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    19,309
    Likes Received:
    3,665
    given the behavior as presented, this -
    seems a very sensible precaution; adding aversives to the presence of a trigger - in this case, young children -
    is a terrific way to shut-off the display of signals by the dog, while making the bad-associations worse.

    pouring salt in the wound is not desirable, & prong-collars are notorious for exacerbating reactivity.
     
  18. Irish Setter Gal

    Irish Setter Gal PetForums Senior

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2011
    Messages:
    696
    Likes Received:
    46
    Sarcasm not appreciated :mad:

    Carol PMd me, I was offline and got the info via email, personal experience and thus recommendation was what the person was after. I responded via the link offline which jumped the queue of other postings.

    Many thanks to all those who posted personal recommendations, I'll pass those on too.
     
  19. SleepyBones

    SleepyBones Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2011
    Messages:
    947
    Likes Received:
    14
    I agree its worth comparing methods & consequences, here’s a video series documentary comparison ‘in real life’ (sort of got lost a bit)

    No1 Positive training methods & consequences, dog was like this for seven months prior to prong collar
    YouTube - ‪2. APDT UK Fall Out. Damaged Dog. Association of Pet Dog Trainers UK.‬‏

    No 2 Positive training results & consequences
    YouTube - ‪APDT UK, Training Damage Fall Out Association Pet Dog Trainers UK Ineffective Training Sample.‬‏

    No 3 Prong Collar First 5 Mins
    YouTube - ‪4. APDT UK Damaged Dog, Association of Pet Dog Trainers UK.First 5 Mins Prong Collar Recovery‬‏

    No 4 Prong collar 3 days after introduction
    YouTube - ‪4. APDT UK Damage. Three Days After Prong Collar,Health Recovery.‬‏

    .
     
    #19 SleepyBones, Jul 2, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2011
  20. Rottiefan

    Rottiefan PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010
    Messages:
    1,501
    Likes Received:
    48
    Where does it show the results of positive training exactly?
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice