Hello, welcome to my web site. My name is Nick Jones and I run Alpha Dog Behaviour. 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 a few basic questions you may have about the services I offer, and a little about me and my approach as a canine behaviourist and dog expert witness.
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Dog behaviour and dog training are diverse subjects, and as a result I encourage you to contact me directly without any obligation for a relaxed conversation about your dog and any behavioural concerns or problems you may be experiencing. I can help you with a broad range of dog behaviour problems and dog training issues; from getting started with your new puppy, to cases of aggression to dogs or people. Based in Bewdley, Worcestershire, I cover all of the surrounding counties, and frequently travel up to a 200 mile radius on request. I can travel further when requested.
I have also given a number of interviews with the BBC on dog behaviour and dog training related matters as well as write for Dog's Monthly, Field & Rural Life and Animal Health & Happiness magazines. I'm a keen user of social media, and use this to enhance my connection with you. Use the icons on the top right of this page to connect with me.
As a full member to the CFBA, I am recognised for my high quality of behavioural work with dogs, and this will 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.
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.
Based in Bewdley Worcestershire, I am well placed to serve the following areas: Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Wales, Shropshire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Dorset, West Midlands, Staffordshire, Cheshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire, South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Surrey, London.
Especially the following towns: Kidderminster, Bewdley, Stourport, Bromsgrove, Halesowen, Worcester, Redditch, Wolverhampton, Telford, Ludlow, Leominster, Hereford, Evesham, Shrewsbury, Birmingham, Malvern, Dudley, Stourbridge, Droitwich, Tenbury Wells, Cleobury, Cannock, Tamworth, West Bromwich, Walsall, Sutton Coldfield, Solihull, Warwick, Pershore, Stratford, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Bristol, Cotswolds, Coventry, Northampton, Rugby, Leicester, Derby, Stoke On Trent, Cardiff, Oxford. Service Map
I can also travel overseas by prior arrangement, this includes countries such as Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Poland. Please enquire if further a field.
Please note that I do not use aggressive or harsh training methods. No shouting, check chains, electric collars or prong collars are used.
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Are you struggling with your dog's aggressive behaviour? As an experienced 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 as this is the most common type. Second to that comes dog aggression to people, either towards the owners, visitors to the home, or people outside. I also find that once a dog is aggressive to people, aggression to other dogs is also common place. Aggressive 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 resolution.
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 collars 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 outdoor environments to find a solution suited for 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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Dog expert witness, legal assessments of dogs under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991
Dog Behaviourist - Dog Trainer - Dangerous Dogs Assessor - Breed Type Assessor
Mission To bring dogs and people together in a safe, harmonious way and to bring knowledge and communication skills to that relationship enabling a well balanced life together.
Description As a qualified full time dog behaviourist I can assess dogs for temperament and provide professional reports with film based evidence in order to defend owners and their dogs in Magistrate and High court cases.
Dog behaviour assessments are made in the home, on public walk environments or in secure compounds by arrangement. I have an MA in dog behaviour from Middlesex University (Professional Practice in Canine Behaviour and Psychology) and have acted as an expert witness following instructions by clients, legal practices, welfare organisations, the police and courts. I always seek to work in close cooperation with Police Dog Legislation Officers (DLO's) and legal professions bringing a practical yet professional spirit to my work.
I work on a daily basis with all types of dog behaviour problems and I resolve cases of aggression to dogs or aggression to people on a frequent basis, thus providing me with the practical, hands on experience in successfully dealing with such cases. This practical approach allows me to bring together my practical experience combined with a professional service that is required when working with legal cases.