Hi, I'm Lynne and this cute little fella is Jarvis (now a strapping 6 yr old).
As a behaviourist, supporting guardians of "reactive" dogs is my passion in life -
from a place of understanding and with heartfelt empathy.
I've been privileged to share my life with several fearful, anxious and reactive dogs. Instinctively, I felt that more training was not the answer for these sensitive dogs.
They each motivated and inspired me to search for a better way to help and understand them...and I'd like to share that way with you, so that you can get on with enjoying life with your dog.
and to thrive it needs
Trust * Listening * Love * Understanding * Respect * Kindness
Sometimes, we try so hard to fix a problem that we inadvertently make it worse. By taking the pressure off you and your dog, you can both begin to feel better immediately.
Effective and lasting change takes time to implement.
I'm here to support you through the process so that you can succeed.
A dog's wellbeing naturally affects their behaviour.
Just like us, dogs can experience irritability, defensiveness or become withdrawn when they are feeling stressed, uncomfortable or sleep-deprived.
Gut pain and musculoskeletal pain are among the common symptoms I see in dogs who are presented with behavioural issues.
As well as being a behaviourist, I have a background in human nutrition and found it was a natural step to study canine nutrition; our two species have more similarities than differences when it comes to digestion and the gut microbiome.
Taking into account a dog's diet is part of both my behaviour and nutrition assessments. Behaviour and diet are closely connected.
I'm an advocate for using the most natural methods for flea, tick and worm management, minimising exposure to internal and environmental toxins, as well enlisting the help of a range of complimentary therapies.
And arguably one of the most important aspects of supporting a dog's wellbeing is to meet their innate needs for social relationships, safety, freedom of movement, sniffing, foraging, observing, plus the freedom to make some choices for themselves.
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