A bit about Maddie & her happy dogs!
Owners of problem dogs are very aware of the problem causing their complaint but often do not know the cause or cure. Often the undesired behaviour is a manifestation or symptom of an underlying problem. It is the job of the behaviourist to find the root cause.
One dog may exhibit aggression toward strangers whilst another may house-soil or be generally destructive. It may be thought that these two problems should be treated differently but in fact it could be that the root of the problem is exactly the same.
Diagnosis must take into account many factors; relationship with the owner, breed traits and environmental influences. It is therefore essential that the root of the problem is understood in order to gain successful rehabilitation and a happy and balanced dog.
ACC.Ad.Dip.Can.Psy AMACC Canine Psychologist and Behaviourist
My passion for working with Dogs began when my own dog needed the help of a behaviourist. It was the renowned Dr. Roger Mugford who treated her. He helped and encouraged me to pursue my passion resulting in an advanced diploma in canine psychology and behavioural counselling. Using only positive re enforcement methods, I love what I do and it inspires me to see a troubled dog rehabilitated.