Behaviour Help and Support

Consultation with ten days’ support: £285

Consultation with six weeks’ support: £325

Details:

  • Home Consultation with either six weeks or ten days support along with a detailed plan and aftercare.
  • If six weeks’ support, includes any further visit(s).
  • I tailor the six weeks specifically to yourself and your dog(s).
  • I set aside time so that I can see new cases very promptly if necessary.
  • A ‘Getting Started’ session is at least 2 hours for us to get to know one another and for me to properly understand your dog(s).  I make a thorough analysis of the situation and provide experienced behaviour help and strategies.
  • After this meeting, I carefully prepare a personalised behaviour training plan for you to follow which you will receive within 24 hours. There will be no need to take notes.
  • Thereafter I provide help and support for ten days/six weeks* with both behaviour work and dog training if relevant, at a level that gives you the very best chance of eventual success.
  • I limit the number of clients I work with at any one time, so I can give of my best.

*An extension can be negotiated if necessary. If you are going away or on holiday during your six weeks, I will compensate for the time missed.

Designed for:

  • Dog owners and carers who want the very best help in changing their dog’s behaviour.
  • Those who have the commitment for six-weeks of work with me and their dog.
  • For people who are happy to keep in close touch with me using email as well as phone.
  • For those where their dog’s problems are complicated or deep as well as more simple situations that challenge you.
  • For those who are having difficulty in settling in a new rescue dog.
  • For those wanting to help a new puppy through the first important six weeks. ‘Puppy Parenting’ is a lot more than just puppy training and pre-empts future problems.

Tell me about yourself and your dog(s)

How to book:

Just fill in the contact form or call me on 01767 641070. We can have a chat about how I would help you and we can book an appointment at a time to suit your family. Evenings and weekends are available. I cover much of Beds, Herts, Bucks and Cambs.

PS. No extra charge for multiple dogs in the same household.

Payment by cheque, cash or bank transfer either in advance or at the end of the consultation.

The areas I cover and travel costs. 

Just click the map for travel costs. If you are out of my area for home visits, please see DIAL distance help (below).

For a copy of the terms and conditions I will ask you to sign at the end of the consultation, please click here.

Other plans that I offer:

Consultation Only: £150

Details:

  • I will spend probably between two and three hours – or as long as it takes.
  • We will look into the problems you are having and I will advise you on the best way forward. I will do everything I can within a single stand-alone visit.
  • If the difficulties are too severe not to have the aftercare and support, I shall inform you as soon into the process as I can. You can pay pro-rata or change to six weeks support.
  • After this meeting, I carefully prepare a personalised behaviour training plan for you to follow which you will receive within 24 hours. There will be no need to take notes.
  • There will be no further follow-up (you would need my Home Consultation with 6 Weeks Support for this).

Best choice for:

  • Those who need a more economical option.
  • Those who are unable to give the time and commitment for the six weeks support and aftercare.
  • For minor issues.
  • For people not confident using internet and email.

Travel costs will be added – see map above.

Payment either in advance or at the end of our meeting.

How to book:

Just fill in the contact form or call me on 01767 641070. We can have a chat about how I would help you and we can book an appointment at a time to suit your family. Evenings and weekends are available. I cover much of Beds, Herts, Bucks and Cambs.

My ‘distance’ service

Using Skype or Zoom – very simple to use and with the facility to record our call.

An alternative for people needing trustworthy but lower-cost advice.

For people living out of my travel area.

£85 for the first DIAL hour.

Step 1: Having checked the fee above, please copy and paste this form into a personal, private email; add your answers and send it to theo@dogidog.co.uk 

Pre-DIAL Questionnaire

Please note that all information is confidential and is protected by the Data Protection Act.

Your name, address and telephone number

Your email address

Name, age, gender and breed of your dog(s)

Is the dog neutered/spayed?

How long has your dog lived with you?

Your dog’s known background

General state of health, and medical history

List people living in the house.

Very brief description of issues – we will go into them in depth later.

List a choice of three days and times (evenings preferred) that are convenient for an uninterrupted 1-hour DIAL session.

Where did you hear about me?

A photo of your dog(s) whilst not essential would be helpful.

Disclaimer: In returning this questionnaire, I agree that Theo Stewart can accept no responsibility nor liability should any damage or injury be inflicted by my dog(s).  I also understand that this is not a ‘quick fix’ and that good results depend upon the work we ourselves are prepared to put in and in being consistent.

I also understand that there may be things that, due to this being done from a distance, Theo may not be able to pick up on regarding my dog, our own interaction with him/her and the dog’s environment.

I understand that cancellations require a minimum of 5 days to be eligible for refund.

Step 2: When the questionnaire is completed and emailed to me, please click here to pay for your ‘DIAL-Hour’.

Step 3: Upon receipt of your questionnaire and payment, I will confirm the booking of your ‘DIAL-Hour’ time-slot and we can arrange a mutually convenient Zoom video consultation.

  • NB. If, having read your questionnaire, the issue is something that needs face-to-face help, I shall refund you promptly in full.

Step 4: We have our DIAL meeting.

  • The consultation will end at the allotted time, though I will be flexible if there are necessary interruptions either end (probably due to the needs of our dogs!).
  • NB. If, at the end of our DIAL session I believe the issue is something that cannot be merely done via video call, I shall advise you to continue with a local professional.

Step 5: I will send you a short email report, covering the advice given.

Step 6: If you still need more help, you will then be invited to book a follow-up one ‘DIAL-Hour’ meeting.

  • Further ‘DIAL-Hours’ can be booked as required

*Please note that cancellations require at least 5 days notice to be eligible for a refund.

Further ‘DIAL-Hour’

Includes a further written report: £65 (other currencies at current exchange rate)

NB. Further ‘DIAL-Hours’ can be purchased later if necessary.

Behaviour work with specialist training for assistance dogs/helper dogs: Six Weeks Starter: £285

  • A ‘Getting Started’ behaviour session in your own home of 2 to 3 hours with me, Theo, to assess your dog and for us to get to know one another; for me and Selina Valentine to properly understand your dog’s potential as a Helper Dog with behaviour help and strategies along with practical hands-on work.
  • Not all dogs are temperamentally suited to the job we may want them to do, and this possibility will be assessed.
  • After this visit I carefully prepare a personalised behaviour training plan for you to follow which you will receive within 24 hours. If behaviour foundations are unnecessary, I will pass you straight on to Selina. Every case is different.
  • When any necessary behaviour work is in place (how much and for how long it takes will depend upon your own dog) Selina will then take over. After your paid six weeks with us, subsequent visits to be negotiated with Selina.
Selina Valentine
For the past 2 years, Selina has assessed dogs for Canine Generated Independence for their general obedience levels, and through the intensive public access test. She provides 1:1 training for members of the organisation and has assisted at workshops and run group workshops.

Selina Valentine

Selina has a passion for all animals, she has always had a soft spot for dogs, and even more so since 2012 when she became disabled. Her bond with her dog (Kuga) grew stronger, as she started to train him to be her assistance dog. Selina realised just how much of an impact dogs can have on people’s lives, and this drove her to get her qualifications so that she could help others enjoy their dog, and have the bond with their dog that she has with her own.
She has 5 years’ experience as a dog trainer alongside 2 years with a not for profit organisation, called Canine Generated Independence, helping owners train their own assistance dogs, this training is long distance based, so she produces training videos, does live web chats with clients and offers written training advice.
Selina is an associate member of the International Companion Animal Network (ICAN), she a member of The Pet Professional Guild (PPG), IMDT & the Guild of Dog Trainers (GoDT). She is fully insured with the Kennel Club, and is a qualified dog 1st aider.

For full details about Selina: www.tailwaggingservices.co.uk

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I wish I understood humans

“We used Theo some years ago. She was fantastic and it all made sense and I would thoroughly recommend her. View the cost as an investment in your dog which you and your dog will benefit from for many years”. Christine Thatcher on Facebook, August 2015
Theo Stewart, The Dog Lady