HOW DIAL CAN HELP YOU 

  DIAL uses only compassionate, positive and reward-based methods of working with dogs and their owners. I am totally against any training and rehabilitation methods that employ the use of force, domination or intimidation.

Here are some of the issues I and DIAL can help you with:

  • Jumping up
  • Mouthing and nipping
  • Barking
  • Separation anxiety
  • Destructiveness
  • Chewing
  • 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)
  • Hyperactivity
  • Depression

Please note that extreme issues such as severe aggression towards humans or anything where people or other dogs may be at risk, a face to face consultation is essential.

  ADVICE ON CHOOSING THE RIGHT DOG FOR YOU

I 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. I 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, I can talk you through the process of choosing, applying for and adopting a rescue dog. I 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. I 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 an appropriate diet

  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 if it is performed at the appropriate time. Theo can advise you on the benefits and pitfalls of neutering, and inform you about the best time to have your dog neutered.

  BEREAVEMENT COUNSELLING

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. I can help you and any curent dogs you have 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.