Dog Behaviour

A dog behaviour consultation to help you change your dog behaviour problems with thorough effective behaviour modification plans.

Help With Dog Behaviour Problems

What to Expect

Do you love your dog but his or her behaviour is causing stress that is also affecting many aspects of life?

Dog Behaviour concerns often get worse if not addressed. A normal discerning owner may seek behaviour advice for a variety of reasons. Canine Whispers looks at your dog as an individual and works with you on a behaviour modification programme, from dog behaviour consultation, to follow up advice and support. We aim to repair the dog-human bond, influence your dog’s behaviour choices and thus help the effect it has on family life, for the better.

Book a dog behaviour consultation with Canine Whispers and receive bespoke support tailored to you and your pet today!

There’s No Magic Wand!

We understand how important your dog is to you and that dog behaviour problems, or concerns can naturally feel stressful, that’s why we use Dog Whispers with positive training methods to get your dog back on track. It takes time and progress in stages. Resolution is relative to the duration of the problem, severity, etc. It will need your input, dedication & consistency by all people in the household, with prevention of rehearsal of the poor behaviour and instigating simple strategies and management policies. Luckily we’re here to help.

Book a dog behaviour consultation with a qualified animal behaviourist today!

Why Choose Us For A Dog Behaviour Consultation?

Our Dog Behaviour Modification & Training is tailored to you and your dog. Unlike some other dog behaviour training and counselling services, we work with both dog and owner in a thorough focused manor, so that every case is treated individually, with the upmost care. We assess your dog behaviour case thoroughly to understand your unique dog’s behavioural perspective, so we can tailor the dog behaviour modification plan to your dog and your circumstances.

Benefits Of A Dog Behaviour Consultation

  • Private behaviour counselling with a dog behaviour consultation at your home.
  • Help for discerning owners just like you.
  • Enhance the dog-owner bond for a winning team.
  • Comprehensive, bespoke behaviour strategies and management plans.
  • Comprehensive written behaviour report.
  • Extensive dedicated support.
  • After care by phone and email.
  • Dogs and clients/families are treated as an individual case.
  • Force free compassionate dog training.
  • A professional to help you with your dog behaviour problem.


  • We feel a lot more comfortable, very happy (with virtual consultation), good way to do stuff

    Samual - Southampton
  • Karen is a patient, calm trainer. I would highly recommend her!

    Mr. Disney
  • The advice given has been invaluable and we’ve been so impressed with the result of the behaviour modification strategies. I’d absolutely recommend working with Karen

    Emma - Alton
  • Thanks Karen, your advice really helped us with Joey! We are much more confident with controlling his behaviour and recognising his body language both in the house and on walks. He is much calmer now and it's only been a few weeks, can't wait to see how he keeps improving!

    Alex - Hook
  • It was lovely to meet you, we found the session incredibly useful. We have been working with Hugo as you suggested and made good progress with the training

    Vicky - Woking
  • Thanks again for all your help and advice you're amazing!

    Debbie, Bow & Jasper - Byfleet
  • We would like to thank Canine Whispers for all their help!!

    Donna - Camberley
  • Thank you so much for your follow up telephone consultations, they have helped me enormously already

    M - Guildford
  • Thank you so much for this report Karen and all your support

    Emma - Alton
  • Big improvements this week, we’re really pleased. Thank you so much!

    Rose - Farnborough
  • Thank you so much for your time & total brilliance yesterday

    Sue - Upper Froyle
  • Walks are much better, which is great!

    Nikki - Godalming

Dog Behaviour Consultation Packages

Your dog’s behaviour problem will be addressed with a dog behaviour consultation package. An initial phone call is held, so you can outline what behaviour concerns you. There is no charge for this initial call. However I do not ascertain cause, or advise in this call. 

If you want to book advice, to gain the asset of many dedicated hours, of a clinical animal behaviourist working on your case. A deposit and fee is paid, to secure your appointment and consultation package. Prior the to dog behaviour consultation, I ask clients to fill out a dog behaviour questionnaire.

Consult your veterinarian, to diagnose related underlying clinical reasons, that may cause, or affect exhibited behaviour. If it doesn’t compromise safety, or welfare, a video of your dog can be sent, via a link to your DropBox account and include this link in an email to me, or if brief, as an iMessage. I will review history of your completed questionnaire, video and information provided, prior to consultation.

An up to three hour dog behaviour consultation is held with household members, at a mutually convenient time. The dog is assessed and behavioural issues are systematically explored.

This includes discussions, demonstrations, management strategies and training. A consultation is followed up with a dog Behaviour Report. Sent a few days later. This contains a personalised dog behaviour modification plan, tailored for you and your dog. A dog behaviour report summary is also provided for your veterinarian.

Easy handouts to follow are provided. There are 4 weeks support by phone or email included with any package to guide progress. Here for enhanced extra guidance after consultation, if you choose it, when not included with your package. Simply select the ‘Behaviour Training Session’ you want.

There are no quick fixes for behavioural problems and the success of the programme is governed by your consistent work and patience. Support is included after consultation, for you to contact Canine Whispers by phone, or email for the agreed duration. This guides you and your dog forward, in stages with the plan, as this is how your dog will learn best.

This thorough consultation process is available in 3 package types:


These dog behaviour consultations held remotely by Zoom involve evaluation and discussion about your dogs behaviour, followed by live guidance and training. A great option for those who want the convenience, or are outside the home visit area.

PRICE: £230


After a thorough assessment of written history, vet information and video review, a home visit involves a consultation at your home (up to three hours) held with household members. Also included is a thorough face-to-face behaviour assessment, personal training and management strategies for you and your dog. A behaviour modification plan is designed, then developed in stages with guidance, tailored specifically to your dogs needs. This is followed up with a comprehensive behaviour report, vet report summary and easy handouts. Support is then available via phone, or email up to four weeks after this consultation to guide progress.

PRICE: £260


After the assessment of the written, vet and video history, a home visit consultation (up to three hours) is undertaken with household members at your home. The dog is assessed, training, begun and management suggestions given. A bespoke behaviour modification plan is designed. This is followed up with a comprehensive behaviour report, vet report summary and easy handouts which are sent out to you. This is followed up with four weeks of support by phone, or email to guide progress forwards. The package also includes (to be booked within this period), your choice of one of the following behavioural training sessions; one hours behaviour training session (virtually, or in person). Video review of progress, or an additional four weeks support by phone, or email.

PRICE: £300


With follow up training and support sessions to suit you.


Puppy Consultation

A Puppy Consultation helps you to teach your puppy good manners and desired behaviour, to prevent problems developing and it gives you the information, or advice that you might need. Planning to get a new puppy can be an exciting and busy time. New owners naturally have many questions on the best way to deal with, normal puppy development behaviour problems and teaching a growing puppy effective life skills to become a sociable well rounded individual. Vital information and experiences needs to be learnt by the puppy within the critical 12 week period. Canine Whispers can help you set your puppy up to succeed in their new home, with training techniques and management styles. Virtual, or home consults are a great bedrock for any new puppy!

Rescue Consultation

Congratulations on adopting a rescue. It’s a fact that more than 65% of rescue dogs exhibit some kind of behaviour problem. Perhaps dog behaviour problems become more apparent as you get to know your dog. These may be minor, or complex. After major life changes, any rescue dog will need a time of adjustment and rehabilitation, we can advise on the most effective methods to help your dog settle in. Behaviour problems don’t disappear without help. With professional guidance and support, you can help your rescue dog to overcome dog behaviour problems and become a wonderful pet in its new home. Your dogs future is in your hands. From the beginning it is important to instigate a behaviour plan so your new dog has the best potential to be successful in life.

Interested in what we have to offer?

Make a booking enquiry today and let’s start to make a difference together!

Vet Referral Form For
Dog Behaviour Consultations


Canine Whispers takes cases on veterinary referral.  A dog behaviour problem may have an underlying clinical cause, which your vet can diagnose, or eliminate, prior to Dog Behaviour Consultation.This is particularly the case if sudden fearfulness, aggression, anxiety, something out or character, or anything different is noticed.

This teamwork, will give the best potential to resolve your dog’s behaviour problem. For just a few individual dog’s exhibited behaviour, a vet may decide to prescribe, so aiding success. If veterinary treatment is required, or complimentary suggestions given, your vet will take care of the medical side, adjunct to Canine Whispers dog behaviour modification.

Simply take your dog for exam, along with this ‘Royal veterinary surgeons’ approved form (pdf below), to your vet to complete, sign it, enclose it with your questionnaire and send it to Canine Whispers.

Private 1-2-1 Dog Training


Do you want a private, basic obedience, dog training course, at your home, or a tailored lesson, to help with a particular obedience training problem? See the Private Training page. We can help you choose the best service for your needs.

Don’t waist any time!

Get in contact today and let’s start to make a difference together!

Find out more about how we can help you with a dog behaviour consultation today!

Dog Behaviour Support Sessions

We are here to help you progress your success. The Dog Behaviourist is available for extra support when you need it.This session can be purchased separately if not initially included with your consultation package, after a full Dog Behaviour Consultation.

This is something that some owners will not require, however others may benefit from the personal training, practical advice and demonstrations that are tailored to compliment your bespoke dog behaviour modification plan. Many owners have said this helps to build owner confidence and trust between them and their dog.

There are four options available for Dog Behaviour Support Sessions:

Virtual Behaviour Training Session

£55 hr

In Person Dog Behavioural Training Session

£65 hr

Video Review Of Progress, With Feedback Advice


Extended Support By phone, Or Email (4 weeks)


Please be aware: These Dog Behaviour Support Session options are an after-care service for those that would like extra support. They cannot be purchased separately and as mentioned a full Dog Behaviour Consultation must be ordered and conducted before a session can take place. If you’d like to know more please don’t hesitate to get in touch, thank you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a clinical animal behaviourist do?

A clinical animal behaviourist works with you to address a variety of dog behaviour problems. We guide you to modify undesirable, unwanted, inappropriate, or potentially dangerous behaviour. We work on veterinary referral, so the vet can eliminate, or deal with medical aspects influencing dog behaviour. We have an in depth science lead understanding of behaviour and ethical methodology.

Can a dog behaviourist help with anxiety?

Yes. We thoroughly assess history and meet your dog. We focus the plan to the dog and family. We establish a bedrock of skills to bring the plan together. Work on ways to increase confidence and teach you how to prevent, understand and manage your dog’s anxiety.

Can a dog behaviourist help with aggression?

Yes. We discuss safety and ascertain the type and reasons for aggression. We apply scientific understanding of dog behaviour to design a plan for your dog. It is important to learn what to avoid and implement effective methods to influence your dog’s behaviour for an acceptable emotional response.

When should a dog see a behaviourist?

Right away if you are experiencing dog behaviour problems. Owners feel frustrated if despite their current efforts to sort the behaviour problem, it persists. Behaviour problems tend to get worse if not addressed. Dogs do not grow out of it, rather they grow into it.

How long does behavioural training take for dogs?

This is relative to behavioural history, duration, behaviour exhibited and your dog’s learning rate, but it is governed by your work implemented and adhering to the plan. Your dog cannot change by a set date. Progress is in stages as that is how your dog learns best.

Do I need a dog trainer or behaviourist to change behaviour problems?

You need a Clinical Animal Behaviourist. Behaviour modification is far more thorough and specific to address behaviour problems than pure obedience training. A clinical animal behaviourist has practical experience and a graduate level of education with academic understanding of animal and dog behaviour. We look in depth at pertaining predisposing, initiating and maintaining factors. We use a variety of management, treatment protocols and methods, which are utilised and adapted to tailor treatment for each dog. The approach is compassionate and ethical.

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