Canine Behaviour

Solving canine behaviour issues

Canine Behaviour Specialist


Behaviour Correction

Obedience Training

Canine Behaviour Consultations

Whether you are a ‘first time owner’ or a ‘seasoned owner’ it is not uncommon to find yourself at that stage where you realise that actually your dog has some issues that you would rather it didn’t have; whether its barking when you’re out, chewing what it shouldn’t, chasing other dogs, pulling on the lead or just generally being a nuisance – owning a dog should be a joy, if you’re not finding this is the case, let us visit you and help you get your dog on the right track!

We deal with all Canine Behavioural problems, including aggression to people or dogs. Our clients are very important to us and we offer complete privacy and confidentiality. We believe that acknowledging a problem and seeking help for that problem is very commendable.  Our practitioners are committed to obtaining results and giving proven advice that works.

A consultation consists of a meeting with you and your dog, in the comfort of your own home.  Over coffee a practitioner will talk through the issues with you and gather background information, will then put together a training plan which you will agree and work through together to ensure it is practical for you and your dog and that you are comfortable with the advice given before they leave.

If you wish to book a consultation or discuss a particular problem that you feel may benefit from a consultation, please contact us via our contact page or email

Is your Dog not listening to you?

Changing the way you communicate with your dog can help to solve behavioural problems and help to prevent problems occurring over time.

Finding were to begin with your dog’s obedience training can be a tricky thing.  Here at Vicky Lawes & Associates, we will help you navigate through the difficult early stages of the training process and help you to communicate effectively with your dog.

We have many years of experience in training dogs and are fully qualified canine behaviour practitioners and master trainers.

Core Exercises to teach your dog:

Whilst the training exercises that you can teach your dog are really only limited by your imagination. There are ‘core’ exercises that all dogs need to be taught. These are the essential domestics of dog training.

As a minimum, you should expect your dog to return when called and to walk on a loose lead, regardless of distractions.

Here are a few others, and why:


Being able to train your dog to sit is one of the easiest and most useful commands you can teach them. It makes for a great place to start, and is especially useful for calming the dog when they get overenthusiastic.


This command stops the dog from going near things which could harm them and keeps them safe while on walks.  This is definitely one one of the most important and essential commands and should be trained accordingly.

Instant Down

This is not the simplest command for your dog to master at the start but with persistence it can be learnt and is an ideal command to stop your dog getting into trouble when out and about.


Very useful command, ideal for allowing you to enjoy visits to the local cafe, pubs or even just chatting to friends, by ensuring your dog is socially accepted and thus allowing you to do more with your dog, thus enriching yours and your dogs life.


The ‘leave’ command helps keep your dog out of danger if they do wander towards something which could bring them harm. The aim of this training is to teach your dog that there might be something even better as a reward if they leave the object where it is and come to you.

These are all basic techniques which your dog can be easily taught, allowing your dog to enjoy more outings with you and so enriching both your lives.

We cover a whole range of behaviour reformation, here are just a few of the more common types we are asked to reform:

  • Lack of Recall
  • Pulling On The Lead
  • Aggression Towards Dogs or People
  • Excessive Barking, in the home or out
  • Food Scavenging
  • Car Sickness
  • Coprophagia (eating feces)
  • Hyper-sexual Behaviour
  • Phobias

Dog Aggression

Urinating in the Home

Seperation Anxiety



Pulling on the Lead

Scavenging or Stealing

Will Not Come When Called or Chasing Other Dogs

Get in Touch Today

If you’d like to discuss your requirements with a professional member of our team, please feel free to call us on 07765 287 176. You can also fill in the form on the ‘Contact Us’ page of this website with any questions or queries that you may have, and we’ll endeavour to get back in touch with you as soon as we can.