Lisa uses only compassionate methods of working with dogs and their owners. She is a firm advocate of positive dog training. Lisa is strongly against training and rehabilitation methods that employ the use of force, domination and intimidation.
Lisa can help you with all aspects of dog behaviour, including these common issues:
- Jumping up
- Mouthing and nipping
- Separation anxiety
- Food and resource guarding
- Possessive behaviour
- Pulling on the lead
- Toilet training
- Obsessive-compulsive behaviour
- Fearfulness and timidity
- Fear aggression
- Lack of confidence
- Refusal to eat
- Coprophagy (eating faeces)
- Pica (eating inappropriate objects)
Please note that severe dog aggression towards humans needs a face to face consultation in order to safeguard the owners.
ADVICE ON CHOOSING THE RIGHT DOG FOR YOU
Lisa can help you to decide which breed or mixed breed would fit in best with your personality, your lifestyle and your family. Very often problems between owners and dogs can be due to a mismatch of needs and temperaments, so when taking in a dog it is vital to be aware of important issues such as how much exercise, stimulation or grooming your dog will need.
ADVICE ON HOW TO REAR A HAPPY, HEALTHY AND WELL-BEHAVED PUPPY
If you start off on the right foot you can avoid future behaviour issues. Lisa can guide you through all aspects of puppy-rearing and training, and help you to build a lifelong bond with your dog.
ADVICE ON ADOPTING AND SETTLING IN A RESCUE DOG
As a specialist in rescue dogs of all breeds, and strong advocate for rescue dogs, Lisa can talk you through the process of choosing, applying for and adopting a rescue dog. She can inform you of the pitfalls and joys, and help you to set the scene for a happy and rewarding future life together.
ADVICE ON DIET
Your dog's diet has a crucial impact on his or her health and behaviour. Lisa can discuss your dog's diet and feeding regime with you, and will give you information on how to help your dog become healthier and happier through a personalized diet sheet.
INFORMATION ON VACCINATIONS
In 2010 the worldwide laws on pet vaccinations were restructured and redefined. Lisa can advise you on how often your dog should be vaccinated, and which vaccinations are most vital for protecting your dog from potentially fatal diseases. You will then be in a position to have an informed discussion with your veterinary surgeon.
ADVICE ON NEUTERING
In the UK alone, a healthy but homeless dog is euthanized every hour in the dog pounds. This tragic situation would be eased by responsible neutering. Lisa can advise you on the benefits of neutering, and inform you about the best time to have your dog neutered.
ADVICE ON COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES
You will find a page on complementary therapies on this website. Lisa can discuss your dog's health with you and suggest which of these therapies would best suit your dog. Before consulting Lisa about this, please ensure that your dog is first checked by a vet, and make a note of any medication your dog is being given.
The loss of a dog is immensely painful. Non-dog-owners often find it hard to understand that dogs are viewed as much-loved family members, and this can contribute to feelings of isolation and grief when a dog passes on. Lisa can help you to accept the loss of your friend, and to move beyond the heartbreak into a celebration of the gifts that your dog's companionship brought to your life.