A WOLF IN DOG'S CLOTHING?
DOG A TRUE PACK ANIMAL?
WHAT DOGS REALLY NEED
THE HUMAN-CANINE BOND
STRESS & COMPULSIVE
KONG STUFFING RECIPES
QUOTES & TESTIMONIALS
~ aggression towards baby ...
We are really pleased with her behaviour and I'm
so relieved that we decided to give it another go, she would not
have been living here otherwise. I cannot thank you enough for all
of your help and support, your advice has completely turned around
our dog and our family. We are much happier as a whole and I'm no
longer stressed by it all. She is walking better on the lead too!
N. King & Winnie, Scottish terrier
Problem behaviour ~ hyper-arousal, impulsive aggression ...
"We owe Lizi so much for the time and support she has given
us. We had really come to the end of the road with our black labrador
Holly after seeing many so-called experts whose advice didn't help
at all. Then I contacted Lizi. And boy are we glad we did! After
the first initial phonecall of 2 hours we haven't looked back. She
really has made our family so happy. Going through hard times with
your dog can be truly heartbreaking but with Lizi there to guide
us we have come out of it all so strong. And most importantly we
have a very happy, healthy contented dog. Lizi cares and continues
to keep contact with us to continually guide us through situations.
We can't thank her enough. One of life's very special people."
P. Rouncefield &
Holly, Labrador retriever
Problem behaviour ~ fear and reactivity (lunging, spinning) towards
other dogs when on the lead ...
walking is now much more the pleasure it should be ... we are delighted
with all the help you have given us."
A. Atkins &
Mace, Rottweiler cross-breed
Problem behaviour ~ unruly puppy-ness!
wanted to thank you for all the help and support you've given me
and Marjorie over the past 7 weeks. As you know, when Marjorie first
arrived into our family she was exceptionally cute but a right little
terror - with your training and guidance, we now have a gorgeous,
chilled out puppy who is a pleasure to be around. You have an incredible
ability with dogs - I'm so pleased we had the good fortune of finding
you as our trainer."
D. Hay & Marjorie,
Problem behaviour ~ separation anxiety and house-soiling
"We contacted Lizi as we had separation anxiety
and soiling issues with our 2 year old dog, she was really understanding
and comprehensive in creating a picture of our dog's life &
behaviour and the advice she subsequently gave us was extremely
helpful and resolved the issues we had previously had almost immediately.
We were so grateful for her help and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend
D. Lever & Bindi, terrier cross-breed
Problem behaviour ~ years of persistently 'humping' other
"Frazer hasn't humped or shown the inclination to do so since
we started incorporating your techniques - early days I know, but
what a relief."
B. Hague & Frazer, Labrador
Problem behaviour ~ fear of traveling in the car ...
"Thought I would just let you know that
thanks to your great advice about Dylan traveling in the car I
think I can safely say at long last we have finally cracked it.
I think the last time I e-mailed you about this he was getting
a bit better. Now he just jumps in himself and yesterday we were
in and out of the car about 4 times and each time I just opened
the door and in he went.
Many times I felt like giving up as it did take
a lot of patience on my part and patience is not a thing I do
well but I guess when you love your dog so much it is a small
price to pay. Again I really appreciated your wise advice and
I kept following it and now we have a result ... so THANKYOU from
Dyl and myself from the bottom of my heart."
A. Hobson & Dylan, Labrador
Problem behaviour ~ aggressive behaviour towards other
"Bonnie is doing absolutely fine and is
a much improved specimen to when you first saw her. Although she
still gives a little growl when she sees other dogs, that's about
all it is, not the all out assault it used to be. As you said
it will take time, but we are very pleased with the results so
far, and would recommend you to everybody. Your service is friendly
and excellent, and taking everything into account, very good value."
D. Webber & Bonnie, Border
Problem behaviour ~ chronic stress, noise phobia, and generalised
fear of being outside ...
(10 weeks after 1st consultation
... ) "Here is an update on Max. He is doing very, very
well with his anxiety. This past week, he has been actually playing
ball in the back garden with me for about 20 min. at a time. When
he hears a noise, he does run back inside, but then comes right
back out again. In the past, he would have never come back out.
He loves the foraging activity and will stay out in the garden without
me now after I throw the treats and come back inside. So, I am very,
very pleased with his progress."
(7 months on ... ) "I
realized after you left that I never told you how much I appreciate
all you have done to help Max. Without your ideas and guidance,
he would not be where he is today, and I am really grateful for
all of your help with him."
(8 months on ... ) "We
have noticed major improvement in his comfort level while outside.
On several occasions, we have had him across the street almost up
to the green and he has been very comfortable - busy sniffing the
grass and not worrying about his surroundings or acting afraid of
any noises he heard while out there. It has been wonderful to see
him walking alongside of Oliver, sniffing the grass, chasing butterflies,
and not worrying about being outside! Thanks very much for helping
us to get him so comfortable outside."
S. Roberts & Max, Labrador x
Problem behaviour ~ acute acral lick dermatitis (ALD) ...
(3 weeks after 1st consultation
... ) "Dare I say it - so far so good!!! We have been
very good with our running and that has really been the only thing
we have had to use. We still have the (Elizabethan) collar on at
night - the hair is almost all grown back and we are away for a
few days soon so thought when we get back that would be the time
to remove it. He has much improved in the cleaning - in the evenings
he is better and if we say Murphy when he is doing it he stops immediately
which he didn't use to. I am really pleased - when we take the collar
off at night I will give you a call."
(another 3 weeks on ... )
"We have actually managed to take the collar off at night ...
he is absolutely fine touch wood! I will let you know if we have
any other problems. Thanks and fingers crossed!"
H. Tinn & Murphy, German Short-haired
Problem behaviour ~ separation distress ...
"Thanks again for your generosity. There have
been times over the last couple months when I have really doubted
whether or not we could give him what he needs within our busy family
home and given thought to rehoming him which with all his plus points
would be a shame ... I think time is helping him anyway but your
advice has also made me feel that there are some more things we
can do to speed up his settling in."
M. Leech & Dexter, Labrador
Problem behaviour ~ fearful/tense when being stroked, aggressive
towards people when they walk away and when visitors
leave the house, distance recall ...
"I just wanted to thank you for your informative
visit yesterday evening. Apologies we kept you so late with all
our questions! I read your information about the rigid watch dog
v flexible watch dog and understood so much more your theory. The
away training demo that you did and your clear explanation of the
challenges that we asked about our indoctrination re: packleader/domination
theory really helped us to understand the need to assist with Toby's
thought processes/stress rather than just eradicating the behaviour.
We did more away training this morning with Toby when we got our
supermarket delivery which went very well, no barking at all and
no rushing at the door ... I have a good feeling about it and will
keep you posted. I do feel I understand him more and will be more
aware of situations which can cause him stress/fear. Many thanks
again and I look forward to receiving your plan when it arrives.
Kind regards and big licks from Toby who enjoyed being the centre
of attention all evening!"
(1 month on ... ) "Toby is progressing
well I think. The away training is coming along and he seems to
have the hang of not rushing at the door now and remains away unless
I call him. Whistle training is going well - he responds well to
this, just the odd time he has hesitated before coming but the rabbit
whistle is a good back up! I will keep this up as I think it has
really helped on the recall. Toby also had his end of course exam
in the obedience/agility class we attended. I am pleased to say
he now has his bronze and silver awards and he came 5th out of 12
in the agility ... I was very proud as he actually got a rosette!"
(6 weeks on ... ) "Toby is progressing
well and we had a weekend where we had lots of visitors last weekend,
and using the kongs he was much more settled and had no problem
with people stroking him, in fact he was much more relaxed. On Thursday
night he woke us up in night barking like mad to go outside and
we think he may have disturbed a prowler either at the back of our
house of next door.....so he was a hero for a day!"
S. Birch & Toby, Jack Russell
Problem behaviour ~ hysterical barking, screaming, spinning
and re-directed aggression towards owner when approached by other
dogs, pushchairs, scooters, etc ...
(3 days after 1st consultation ...
) "Meg is doing very well. We have already noticed an
improvement in her general mood - which is excellent. She is not
showing any signs of anxiety anymore - I forgot to mention that
she would sometimes sit at my feet and her whole body would shake,
this seems to have stopped. She is also becoming waggy tailed and
more focused on me with the 'watch me' on her 5 minute walks around
(1 month on ... ) "Meg
has been very good - I am feeling much more confident when we are
out walking - I think it helps that she seems to be getting better
everyday with the 'watch me' and I have more of her attention."
(2 months on ... ) "Meg is doing very
well, much happier in herself and it is getting easier to attract
her attention with other things going on around her (lawn mowers,
people walking past). She is also able to calm down very quickly
now after she has had a spinning episode which is really good."
(3 months on, organised dog distraction training
session ... ) "I am so pleased with Meg, she was so
H. Mumford & Meg, Border terrier
Problem behaviour ~ running off on walks and leaping up,
darting sideways and rushing ahead when on the lead ...
“Maisie doesn't run off at all now when we
go out, even if it's somewhere new and she's excited. In fact sometimes
I have to encourage her to go away from me a bit as she walks so
close to me, bless her. Lead walking is also better, not perfect
but she's a lot calmer and she's learning that four feet on the
floor gets her harness put on, not jumping around. All in all, she
just seems to be fully settling in with us. Thanks again Lizi, the
session with you worked wonders for my confidence with Maisie, as
well as her own and I think that was the key .”
F. Taylor & Maisie, Labrador
Problem behaviour ~ barking and pulling towards other dogs
when on the lead ...
"Just a quick note to let you know that training
is going well. Phoebe is walking much better on the lead and now
only pulls when we set off in the morning. We have been sticking
to the fields and have not met any strange dogs yet, but she is
still seeing her dog friends. I'm really enjoying Sam & Phoebe
again now and we are playing lots of games and having fun with recalls
L. Male & Phoebe, Labrador x
Problem behaviour ~ separation distress ...
“I thank you so much for the good and practical advice you
gave me regarding Bertie’s separation barking, I have followed
your suggestions and Bertie has returned to being the fabulous pet
he was. Thank you very much!”
R. Welch & Bertie, Shih Tzu
Problem behaviour ~ aggressive towards other dogs when
on the lead ...
“Jack is doing well, we do try to do the obedience walks as
much as we can, time permitting. He does now respond to Stop on
the lead and comes back for treats. He did really well the other
night as we passed the White Horse, and one of the dogs was outside.
We stood and chatted to the owner, and Jack and the dog just sniffed
and wagged nicely.”
S. Anderson & Jack, Border collie
Problem behaviour ~ barking and lunging at other dogs and
people when on the lead ...
“Sam is doing very well. People are saying how much he has
calmed down. Thankyou for your help, I will call again if I need
T. Jackman & Sam, Cocker spaniel
~ excessive jumping up, hard mouthing, humping people, escape behaviour,
pulling on the lead, poor recall and sound sensitivity ...
“In all honesty when I look at all the things we've tried
the ONLY ones that have worked are the stuff we did with you.”
P. Beswick & Louis, Hungarian
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