Hello, and welcome to my web site. My name is Nick Jones and I run Alpha Dog Behaviour Ltd. My role is to support owners and their dogs to enjoy better relationships by improving dog behaviour problems with a calm approach and positive training. It's a simple site that aims to answer questions you may have about the dog behaviour services I offer, and a little about me and my approach as a qualified dog behaviourist and experienced dog expert witness.
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Dog behaviour and dog training are diverse subjects, and as a result I encourage you to complete my contact page for any dog behaviour problems you may be experiencing. I can help you with a broad range of dog behaviour problems, from getting started with your new puppy, to cases of aggression to dogs or people and all things in between.
For an introduction from me on YouTube click here. You may be able to claim my dog behaviour fees from your pet insurance. As a full member to the Canine and Feline Behaviour Association, I am recognised for my high quality of behavioural work with dogs, and this may allow you to claim back either part or all of my fees depending on your insurer and level of cover. More details on my insurance page. To compliment my extensive practical skills, I have a Masters Degree in dog behaviour with Middlesex University, London. The degree (Professional Practice in Canine Behaviour and Psychology) is specific to the practice of solving dog behaviour problems and not a general animal based qualification which some use to practice within the field of dog behaviour. I have given numerous TV and radio interviews with the BBC, ITV, LBC and Sky on current dog behaviour and dog training subjects as well as write for Dogs Monthly magazine each month as a dog behaviour expert. I am also the dog behaviourist to the Just For Pets group of pet stores, providing open days and offering talks to staff on dog behaviour related areas. I work in cooperation with vets and enjoy good relations with practices in my immediate area and further afield, giving talks to staff and their clients on various dog behaviour subjects. I'm a keen user of social media and use this to enhance my connection with you. Please use the social icons at the foot of this page to connect with me. Most of my daily interactions are now carried out on Facebook. Clients will have full support via phone and email or any other method they choose. The majority of my work is resolving aggressive behaviour in dogs, usually dog to dog aggression or aggression to people, but I can also help you with any other dog behaviour problems you may be experiencing. I can offer puppy visits, help for pulling, jumping up, separation anxiety, soiling in the home, non recall, excessive barking or nervous dog behaviour. Please refer to the right hand side of this window for a comprehensive list of behaviours (mobile viewers see bottom of the page). In recent years I have built a sound reputation as a Dog Expert Witness carrying out assessments of dogs under the Dangerous Dogs Act. I also carry out dog behaviour assessments for fostering and adoption organisations. For your reassurance I have assembled numerous testimonials for you, which can be viewed on this page on my web site and also Google+ Based in Bewdley, Worcestershire, I am well placed to serve the following counties, listed alphabetically: Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, London, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Surrey, Wales, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Yorkshire.
Dog behaviour visits and dog expert witness services can be provided in the following areas and surrounds, listed alphabetically: Aylesbury, Banbury, Bath, Bedford, Bewdley, Birmingham, Bridgnorth, Bridgwater, Bristol, Bromsgrove, Cannock, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Chepstow, Cleobury Mortimer, Corby, Cotswolds, Coventry, Daventry, Derby, Droitwich, Dudley, Evesham, Gloucester, Halesowen, Harborne, Hereford, High Wycombe, Kidderminster, Ledbury, Leicester, Leominster, Lichfield, London, Ludlow, Malvern, Milton Keynes, Monmouth, Newbury, Newport, Northampton, Nottingham, Nuneaton, Oxford, Pershore, Reading, Redditch, Rugby, Sheffield, Shrewsbury, Solihull, Stafford, Stoke On Trent, Stourbridge, Stourport, Stratford, Stroud, Sutton Coldfield, Swindon, Tamworth, Telford, Tenbury Wells, Walsall, Warwick, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton and Worcester. On average I travel 70 miles to each client and drive over 25,000 miles per year in my work. Service Map. I also travel overseas by prior arrangement, this includes countries such as Belgium, Denmark, *France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, *Spain, Sweden, and the *Channel Islands Jersey and Guernsey. *Places I have already traveled to in my work. Please enquire if your area is not listed. Please note that I do not use aggressive or harsh dog training methods. No shouting at you or your dog, no check chains and no electric or prong collars are used. I shall treat you and your dog with care and respect at all times.
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Are you struggling with aggressive dog behaviour? As a qualified dog behaviourist regularly dealing with dog aggression, I am able to help you and your dog return to balanced behaviour. I am committed to helping people understand their dogs more clearly, to regain control where needed, and improving the human-dog bond.
I focus on your handling skills, and creating calm behaviour in your dog. A dog that is calm is able to listen to you and follow your lead when asked to do so. In many respects the solution is quite simple.
I specialise in creating a positive leadership based bond with your dog founded on good common sense, and years of experience dealing with dog behaviour problems just like the ones you're currently experiencing. Most commonly I am asked to help resolve dog to dog aggression, second to that comes dog aggression to people, either towards the owners, visitors to the home, or people in public. Aggression to people in and out of the home can cause us to look at the implications of the Dangerous Dogs Act and how it could affect you and your dog. I am experienced in such cases and also work as a Dog Expert Witness carrying out assessments of dogs as a result of such actions. The assessment is usually made in the home or nominated police kennels. I also find that once a dog is aggressive to people, aggression to other dogs is also common place. Aggressive dog behaviour can then arise around other areas such as territory, guarding of objects and food, or aggressive behaviour when attempting to groom the dog and so on. Aggressive behaviour in dogs can be displayed in more ways than I could describe here; in any event I am experienced in finding a solution.
There are no quick fixes to resolving aggressive dog behaviour, but I am often impressed with how quickly a dog is able to change, and very often this change is clearly evident during my first visit with you. I do not use aggressive or harsh training methods. No check chains, electric or prong collars. There will be no shouting at the dog (or you)! We shall work on a one to one basis together in your home and/or outdoor environments to find a solution suited to you and your dog that endures and improves with time. Every dog and owner requires a custom approach for best results; this is where I will stay flexible and able to adapt to every dog and owner's needs to ensure a successful outcome.
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As a qualified dog behaviourist I can assess dogs for temperament and provide professional reports with film and photograph based evidence in order to defend owners and their dogs in Magistrate and High Court cases. This service extends to the assessment for fostering and adoption services.
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