Havers Dog Behaviour
 

                                                                                         

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                

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Happy dog owners

 
 

March

 2016

gina lee, leicester

Very very good gave me a lot to think about,  Elvis never bit him and loved him. Thankyou mr havers xx gina

march

2016

kay bassett, wellingborough, northamptonshire

Steve only visited once with a further visit planned for 3 weeks later, weve just cancelled the second visit we dont need it we had two dogs that didnt get on but after 1 visit and following his advice given they are best of friends,This man is a genius. Thankyou.

 

 

august

2016

kyle hardy, barwell, leicestershire

Brilliant service , training was spot on and Stephen was professional but approachable, he showed us where our failings were and once we had addressed them our two 8 month old GSD's were as good as gold . I would definitely recommend him for any issues with dog behaviour or queries about training .

july

2016

melita hall, clipstone, nottinghamshire

Steve came out for the first time today to see my 2 dogs, the problem is lead walking, my gsd is an idiot when you get the lead out, Steve taught me how to handle the situation and the manuc staffy who barks for attention, just saying my house has been much calmer since thankyou xx

 

 

 

may

2016

denise astill, burbage, leicestershire

After Stevens 1st visit it transformed the way we are with our 2 dogs. Now very calm in house. 2nd visit walking the dogs. Wow awesome. Just back from a walk so much calmer met other dogs did what Steven showed me and what a transformation. Tia behaviour did not get a chance to escalate. Thank you I love being calm the havers way.

Feb

2016

neil lewin, east goscote, leicestershire

Our Irish Wolfhound, Logan, had started to be a real attention seeker and this had escalated since the addition of a foster place to a further IWH. Steven immediately spotted the errors of our ways and discussed how we were encouraging the behaviour. After just a few training sessions we were able to change our behaviour and could see the pact on the dogs straight away. This has improved steadily with every visit.
Steven is a very honest, knowledgeable and straight talking guy. I would recommend him extremely highly for sorting out the problems at the handle end of the lead!!!!!

 
 
 
 

sept

 2016

serena tyres, whitwick, leicestershire

We have known Steve for a few years now and he worked wonders with our last rottie, who had been badly treated with her previous owners- she had serious issues with people and other dogs and with a lot of patience and persistence Steve helped us help her to chill out and not see everyone and every dog as a threat. We now have another rottie puppy who is 6 months old and Steve is helping us teach her some manners, along with recall and walking on the lead nicely. I would certainly recommend his services to anyone who needs a hand training their best friend.

august

2016

abbie carter, coalville, leicestershire

Since starting training with Steven a year ago my dog has come on leaps and bounds, he's still quite reactive but he's learning to be relaxed when meeting other dogs, or should I say Im learning to be more relaxed! The training sessions that I attend on a Monday evening for a training walk are really good too as I can learn to deal with things that I would come across when walking my dog on my own. I would highly recommend attending these classes as they really help and put you and your dog to the test but help you to deal with different situations!

 

 

july

2016

vicky ross, earl shilton, leicestershire

Both my dogs have done well with Steve. Especially my older one. (and I have learned loads too)

july

2016

kate pearce, whitwick, leicestershire

Been attending havers dog behaviour for awhile now, and he definitely knows his stuff. I find him very approachable and talks a lot of sense. I went to his with a dog I could no longer walk with big issues, I can now happily walk him, I even race with him. The change in his life and our is amazing and Mr havers has definitely had a lot to do with the changes :) thank you

 

 

 

oct

2015

kelly sharpe, leicester.

Without doubt one of the best decisions we made was turning to Steven for help with our rescue Dougie. Home visits and classes really helped but the week we spent with Steven had by far the biggest impact we could of hoped for. 6 months on and our walks and our life with Dougie is so much better. Still work to do, we know with Steven's ongoing support we can achieve what we once thought impossible. Thank you.

july

2015

lisa kyprianou, leicester.

11 weeks ago our 4 yr old rescue dog reacted to other dogs so badly that I was scared to walk her and a different behaviourist said she was untrainable. With Steven's training we are now able to walk her on the park unmuzzled without her reacting....the transformation is remarkable. Steven has supported me all the way and I would recommend him a million times over!

 

 
 
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About Me, steven havers dog behaviourist or human behaviourist?

I am a full time dog behaviourist with a difference. My dog training method is called The power of attention, your attention. My method is all about human behaviour, my work as a dog behaviourist actually teaches you how to behave because if you know how to behave, your dog will follow your lead. I understand how dogs behave and work, I understand far more how people behave and work. For 25 years I have studied the dog and human relationship and have come to understand it is not the dog that needs the training, it is the owner. I have a deep understanding of how our emotions affect how we behave with our dogs, how we react to their behaviour and how we do not even realise what we are teaching them or the effects it will have in their later life. I will be training you not your dog how to behave and that can be quite a shock!

As I said, I have given 25 years of hard, dedicated work to understanding how dogs interpret our behaviour and then shape their own behaviour in response. This means your dog gives you the behaviours that you react to the most! These are usually the behaviours we don't want and, like children, our dogs will do more of the behaviours that get the most attention. Am I a dog behaviourist or a human behaviourist? I am both because you are a team and the whole team needs to know how to behave.

I will teach you how to break this cycle, how to effectively, clearly and fairly deal with the dog behaviours you don't want and then the difficult part, I have to teach you to praise your dog. You might think you praise your dog but you do not do it enough and you do not always do it at the right time and in the right way. I can you show you and teach you how. You will be amazed at the results! Dog behaviourist or Human Behaviourist?

However I will give you a word of warning. This is not click and treat because I don't give treats to dog owners for good behaviour, just lots of praise! This is your own behaviour and attention you will be learning to control and that is hard work. Please be assured I won't be offended if we don't work together as my teaching is not for everyone. Lasting change requires commitment and I would like to give you an example of the level of commitment required. Lasting change will happen during a course of up to three home visits and at least ten of my dog behaviour walks. If you can't commit to this level then please seek help elsewhere. If you can't get to my dog behaviour walks, monthly home visits are the next best thing because you will keep working towards your goal  to have a happy, well balanced and well behaved dog you can be proud of wherever you go together!  Dog Behaviourist or Human Behaviourist? One cannot work properly without the other!

If that is your goal and you want a different approach and you are prepared to work, you will have my dedicated support through the whole journey and that is my promise to you.

My mission is to help you and your dog live a happy life together without being dependent on a bag of treats. You are probably asking why I don't use treats as a dog behaviourist as all dog training seems to depend on treats? Dog trainers are usually teaching obedience so they use treats, as a Human behaviourist, I am teaching you and your dog to be calm and well behaved. When is a dog ever calm for a treat? If you reward with treats you are still rewarding excitement. These are not the things a well behaved dog gets rewarded for , a well behaved dog who has worked with me is a calm, well balanced and well behaved dog who can cope with whatever life throws at them because I have taught you how to behave. Dog behaviourist or Human behaviourist? Call 01530 242209 to see how I can help you to help your dog become well behaved.

I look forward to meeting you! I am in Markfield, Leicestershire LE67 9RJ.

 
 
 
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my dog behaviourist and other Services

 
 

Home Visits

You and your dog spend most of your time at home together so your dog learns how to behave here. What you see on a walk is only an escalation of what has been learned in the home

If your dog jumps up at you, he will jump up at visitors or people in the street, if your dog barks whilst playing with you, your dog will bark for attention at people and other dogs out on a walk. These are just a couple of examples. If these behaviours are not changed at home, one hour a week on a class or on a dog walk won't make the lasting changes you are looking for. My home visit will. That is my promise to you. Click here for the full Home Visit page. 

Call 01530 242209 for a chat.  I am in Markfield, Leicestershire LE67 9RJ.


dog behaviourist Group walks

Dog training classes on a field are ok but they are not real and the dogs and owners become complacent as they all get to know each other. My dog behaviour group walks, or adventures as I like to describe them take place in different, real situations where we encounter everything you encounter when you are out on a walk with your dog. Learning to deal with real life is essential, training your dog to recall from real situations is completely essential. My dog behaviour group walk adventures teach you how to have real control over your dog in real life situations that cannot be replicated in a class structure. I will warn you though, these are not for the faint hearted as we do cover many different terrains! You will learn so much and become much more confident, thats my promise to you! For more information visit my dog behaviour group walks page. The walk times and locations is published on my Havers Dog Behaviour Facebook page.

 Call 01530 242209 for a chat.  I am in Markfield, Leicestershire LE67 9RJ.


intensive human behaviourist training for you

This is the best option if you have limited free time or can't commit to sessions over a longer period of time.

You spend five consecutive days with me in many different situations and environments where you and your dog learn how to cope with and deal with whatever life throws at you and to remain calm and be in control. This is intensive and challenging but immensely rewarding! You will learn so much and become much more confident, thats my promise to you! Learn more on the full dog owner intensive training page.

Call 01530 242209 for a chat. I am in Markfield, Leicestershire LE67 9RJ.

 

dog behaviour workshops in leicestershire

My dog behaviour workshops last two, three or four days and we  take you and your dogs into a different location each day as this keeps on challenging you over the whole time we are working together.

Places are restricted to six dogs per workshop, lunch is included but any accommodation you need is at your expense. I can recommend a range of nearby lodgings to suit. We will be working with a range of dogs of all shapes and sizes and behaviours so your behaviour will be really tested and improved. Learn more about it on the  dog behaviour workshops in Leicestershire page.

If you are interested in finding out more about my dog behaviour workshops in Leicestershire please call on 01530 242209 or fill in the contact form if you prefer.

 

DOG BEHAVIOUR WORKSHOPS where you are

My dog behaviour workshops last two, three or four days and we  take you and your dogs into a different location each day as this keeps on challenging you over the whole time we are working together.

There are a minimum of 10 dogs per workshop and we work with a range of dogs of all shapes and sizes and behaviours so your behaviour will be really tested and improved. Learn more about it on the  dog behaviour workshops where you are page.

If you are interested in finding out more about my dog behaviour workshops where you are please call on 01530 242209 or fill in the contact form if you prefer.

 

 

 

 

havers DOG WALKING TEAM

My team offer 4 levels of service for you to accommodate your dog walking needs. Please visit the Havers Dog Walking Team page for full information.  I am in Markfield, Leicestershire LE67 9RJ. Call 01530 242209 for a chat.

 

 

 

 

 

HAVERS RAW DOG FOOD

What you feed your dog can have a noticeable effect on your dogs behaviour which is why raw fed dogs tend to be calmer have fewer health issues which is why I started feeding raw food some 15 years ago. I sell and deliver a wide range of excellent quality raw dog food throughout Leicestershire and beyond. For the full range and full information visit www.haversrawdogfood.co.uk  I am in Markfield, Leicestershire LE67 9RJ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Puppy behaviour Training

Teaching puppies how to behave has to start at home as they are too young to explore the big wide world straight away. You can teach a huge amount in those first four weeks of bing in your home that will lay the foundations for the whole of the dogs love with you. It is very easy, however to get caught up in the emotion and excitement of having a new puppy and all teaching goes out of the window. I will help you get the balance right so your new puppy learns how to be the well behaved family member you always wanted. Visit my puppy behaviour training page for more information.

Call 01530 242209 for a chat. I am in Markfield, Leicestershire LE67 9RJ.

 

Puppy behaviour the havers way book

The book teaches you what to do even before you get a puppy and what you need to do in the first week of having the puppy at home with you.

Your puppy is learning all about you from the moment you meet them at the breeder which means there is plenty of opportunities to get it right from the outset which will help stop you falling into the traps most puppy owners fall into and stop you making the mistakes they made. Read more about my Puppy Behaviour book here and follow this link to buy and make a good start to your new life with your puppy! 

Call 01530 242209 for a chat.

 

havers dog photography

Our dogs are with us for a very short time and it is very difficult to get good photographs of your own dog, as you will know if you have tried, even more difficult to get a good photograph of you with your dog.

I have 25 years of experience of woking with dogs to draw on to make sure you get amazing photographs of you and your dog that you will love. I have just a little less experience of photographing dogs and I work very hard to get you the best possible images . For examples of my dog photography work you are welcome to visit www.haversdogphotography.co.uk where you will find all the information you need.

What better way to mark the transformation of your dog into a well behaved member of your family than a personal photography session of you and your dog celebrating your success and the start of your new life together?  I am in Markfield, Leicestershire LE67 9RJ.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
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steven havers dog behaviourist puppy behaviour training

Why does a puppy need behaviour training?

hy do adult dogs and reuse dogs need behaviour training?

Because they were allowed to do what they wanted as puppies and didn't get any puppy behaviour training!

Did you know your new puppy is learning how to behave even before you go and choose?

Did you know your new puppy works out your own behaviour in the first two days of living with you?

Have those three facts made you think about your new puppy a bit differently? I hope so!

Teaching a puppy to behave is very difficult, doing puppy behaviour training is very difficult because the last thing anyone wants to do with their new puppy is teach him how to behave. 

Having a new puppy is all about play, noise, excitement and movement isn't it? Usually yes yet it is during the first few days and weeks that you can teach your puppy to behave properly and then your puppy will remember your puppy behaviour training through the rest of his life. Getting off to the right start teaching your puppy how to behave will prevent so many issues as the dog grows and gets older.

Puppy behaviour training is not sit, down and stay, that is puppy obedience training. Puppy behaviour training is toilet training, greeting people, walking on a lead and recall and all of these puppy behaviours can be trained within the first two weeks if we apply ourselves from the outset.

One simple thing that proves puppy behaviour training has not been done is puppy biting hands. This shows the puppy has been overstimulated for too long and con't cope. This proves puppy behaviour training has not been done because a puppy should never be stimulated beyond his ability to cope yet how often do we consider what our new puppy needs?

We are too concerned that we do what we want regardless of the puppies needs so really it is you who needs puppy behaviour training! What a surprise! Seriously, it is very difficult to keep calm when we get a new puppy, especially if there are younger children involved.

 

Here I will give you a word of warning. How we teach our puppy to behave in the first month is how your puppy will behave as an adult if nothing changes. If you have a small breed, that makes puppy behaviour training even more difficult because small dog breeds are allowed to get away with much more than large dog breeds because far fewer people are scared of small dogs yet the behaviours are the same.

herefore, owners of large breed puppies have a greater responsibility to ensure puppy behaviour training is done properly so they can be confident their large breed dog will be a well behaved adult.

Small dog breed owners need to take responsibility and do their puppy behaviour training properly so their dogs are not allowed to run up to other, bigger dogs as this causes problems for the owners of larger breed dogs. It is the responsibility and now the law that dog owners have their dogs under control in a public place and this all starts with puppy behaviour training.

f you allow your puppy freedom to do as it wishes, you will never have the control you need when he is an adult. Puppy behaviour training prevents so many unwanted behaviours in older dogs so it is really worth getting puppy behaviour training for yourselves as soon as you get your new puppy. It will be the best decision you ever made!

A 90 minute puppy behaviour training home visit when you first bring puppy home is the best start, a second visit one month later, then at six months will teach your puppy how to behave during those most important learning months. Brining your puppy to my dog behaviour group walks will complete the puppy behaviour training properly and then we can move on to adult dog behaviour training. I also suggest you buy my puppy behaviour training book before you get your new puppy so you are properly prepared.

Call 01530 242209 to book your first puppy behaviour training session. 

I look forward to meeting you!

I am in Markfield, Leicestershire LE67 9RJ.

 
 

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puppy behaviour the havers way book

Puppy Behaviour the Havers Way is a brand new book that will give you a very different approach to puppy behaviour like no other puppy behaviour book ever has.

That is a bold claim as I am sure you will have read many books on puppy behaviour before, I know I did hen I researched other offerings before I wrote my book on puppy behaviour and they all seem to be the same!

I found this quite concerning. When I researched publishing my book on puppy behaviour, I came across a seemingly golden rule that a book has to be substantially different to be worthy of publishing yet all puppy behaviour books appear to be the same, say the same things and do the same things. I wondered why this could be and the realisation was a simple one. People will always buy a book that promises to solve problems so it all comes down to an easy market.

I don't think that is fair to you! You are parting with your hard earned money and you want value for that money when you you a book on puppy behaviour ad you want that book to help you deal with puppy behaviour so you have a well behaved puppy, don't you?

I know many thousands of dog owners and they nearly all have books on puppy training or dog training in their bookshelves yet they still struggle with their puppies or dogs.

What does that tell you? The puppy behaviour book didn't give good advice that worked therefore wasn't good value for money! Just my opinion but there it is!

So you are now thinking what is different in my book about puppy behaviour?

My book on puppy behaviour starts with selecting the puppy, observing how the breeder behaves and helping you understand how that shapes your puppies expectations even before you choose your new puppy! There, that got your attention! I go into levels of detail that other books on puppy behaviour don't even get close to! I will help you understand your new puppy in ways you wouldn't ever have thought of because we don't think about the puppy in the right way.

Puppy Behaviour the Havers Way book helps you plan your journey home and teaches you how to bring your new puppy into your house for the first time. If things are done properly first time, everyone nows what to do and your new puppy is no exception!

I also help you plan and prepare for the first night with your new puppy from the moment you get your new puppy home! It is very important that you know what to do so your first night is quiet and peaceful!

Puppy Behaviour the Havers Way book teaches you how to approach toilet training so your new puppy earns as fast a possible where he should go to the toilet so the risk of mistakes is greatly reduced so you are all more relaxed and happy!

I also help you with bad walking and recall training and this is all within the first five days of getting your new puppy home! I believe in preparation so your puppy has the best possible chance of growing into a very well behaved dog you can be proud of and not the sort of dog we all dread meeting when out on a walk, you know the exact sort I'm talking about!

Buy Puppy Behaviour the Havers Way book and you will be able to enjoy your new puppy and be able to deal with everything he throws at you in a calm and knowledgeable manner because you will know exactly what to do!

You and your new puppy deserve the best start together and Puppy Behaviour the Havers Way book will give you all the information you need for that great start. 

Follow this link to buy your copy of my puppy behaviour training book Puppy Behaviour the Havers Way book and make a good start to your new life with your puppy! 


 
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steven havers dog behaviourist home visits

Is it odd a dog behaviourist should visit your home to address your dogs behaviour when you consider the problem with your dogs behaviour is outside?

If you try and address only one part of your dog then it would be strange but my work as a dog behaviourist looks at the whole picture and, my dear dog owner, that includes you! I do more work as a human behaviourist than I do as a dog behaviourist because it is your behaviour, and that of every other dog owner I work with that needs the most attention.

You, as a human being will be doing things you have no idea your dog is picking up on. Some things you will be aware of as they are quite obvious but there are many you won't be aware of but I guarantee your dog is aware of them and builds them into his behaviour. So you see I am as much a human behaviourist as I am a dog behaviourist.

How do you reward good behaviour in your dog?

Your answer will probably include the word treat but that is not what I actually asked you. but it is the most common form of response because it demonstrates how easily we distance ourselves from the dog. I'll ask the question again, how do you reward your dog?

The answer I will give you is this, you reward with excitement.

Most of your problems with your dog come from that simple fact, you reward your dog with excitement. How is your dog going to think it behaves for you?

Dog behaviourist or human behaviourist?

Now I have you thinking a little differently, please read on to see what is involved....

Here I will give you a word of warning. This is not click and treat because I don't give treats to dog owners for good behaviour, just lots of praise! It is your own behaviour and attention you will be learning to control and that is hard work. Please be assured I won't be offended if we don't work together as my teaching is not for everyone. Lasting change requires commitment and I would like to give you an example of the level of commitment required. Lasting change will happen during a course of up to three home visits and at least ten of my dog behaviour walks. If you can't commit to this level then please seek help elsewhere. If you can't get to my dog behaviour walks, monthly home visits are the next best thing because you will keep working towards your goal  to have a happy, well balanced and well behaved dog you can be proud of wherever you go together!  Dog Behaviourist or Human Behaviourist? One cannot work properly without the other!

If  your goal is to have your dog be calm and very well behaved and you have realised that treats are not effective enough and you are prepared to work hard then call 01530 242209 now and lets get started. You will have my dedicated support through the whole journey and that is my promise to you.

My mission is to help you and your dog live a happy life together without being dependent on a bag of treats. You are probably asking why I don't use treats as a dog behaviourist as all dog training seems to depend on treats? Dog trainers are usually teaching obedience so they use treats, as a Human behaviourist, I am teaching you and your dog to be calm and well behaved. When is a dog ever calm for a treat? If you reward with treats you are still rewarding excitement. These are not the things a well behaved dog gets rewarded for , a well behaved dog who has worked with me is a calm, well balanced and well behaved dog who can cope with whatever life throws at them because I have taught you how to behave. Dog behaviourist or Human behaviourist? Call 01530 242209 to see how I can help you to help your dog become well behaved.

I look forward to meeting you! I am in Markfield, Leicestershire LE67 9RJ.

 
 
 
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steven havers dog behaviourist group dog walks

What is a group dog walk? Why will a group dog behaviour walk help? 

Where does your dog behave the worst? One the house, in the garden or on a walk?

The place where our dogs behaviour affects us the most is out on a walk and this is where a dog behaviourist needs to know what to do, especially with reactive, noisy dogs. We can put up with many unwanted behaviours in the house or in the garden but out on a walk we are in full view of the rest of the world and therefore under pressure! When we are under pressure, we get tense, nervous, anxious and worried and we then pass all of these feelings on to our dog! The result is everything goes wrong!

You become less inclined to take our dog for a walk when other people and dogs are about because of what they will think of you and your dog but nothing changes your dogs behaviour. One home visit won't completely change your dogs behaviour so you need to work on the  dogs behaviour on a group walk. They way I work means we will be able to resolve the problem by addressing the whole issue which is why I always start with a Home Visit.

But after the home visit you are going to take your dog for a walk and he will still be a little reactive because one home visit can't change everything in one session so you need chance to practice and to be around other dogs and a group dog behaviour walk can be the answer.

But that is the problem which is why my dog behaviour group dog walks are the answer as I will take a group of reactive dogs and their worried, anxious, nervous owners and teach you all how to relax. Because I address and work with the whole picture I  get you the results you want!

By working with other people with similar problems, you are not being judged, commented on or shouted at during your dog behaviour group dog walk. You are in locations with lots of space and you have the time to learn at your pace with your dog. We are in real life, outdoor locations because working indoors or on a training field are ok but they are not real life environments so they are not helping you learn the skills you need to be in the real world with your dog. My dog behaviour group dog walks will help you achieve your goals of a calm, well behaved dog you can take anywhere.

My dog behaviour group walks last one hour.

Just one hour so you have a defined time frame in which you can work. This means you know the start and the end so there is less pressure on you and your dog. You are welcome to stay for additional walks when you are ready!

I use locations for my dog behaviour group walks that offer plenty of space so we can stay at the right distance from other dogs so you remain comfortable and relaxed, because your dog can be comfortable and relaxed as well.

My dog behaviour group walks focus on three core principles:

  1. For your dog to walk on a slack lead.
  2. For your dog to remain calm whatever the distraction.
  3. for your dog to come back when called, regardless of distraction

If  your dog will do these three things, you have a dog that is under full control whatever the situation. That is a dog you can be proud of and you are an example of a good dog owner.

It requires a different approach to achieve these three core principles so if your goal is to have your dog be calm and very well behaved and you are prepared to work hard then call 01530 242209 now and lets get started. You will have my dedicated support through the whole journey and that is my promise to you. The locations of my dog behaviour group walks are published on my Facebook page so check on there for the locations and other news.

My mission is to help you and your dog live a happy life together without being dependent on a bag of treats. You are probably asking why I don't use treats as a dog behaviourist as all dog training seems to depend on treats? Dog trainers are usually teaching obedience so they use treats, as a Human behaviourist, I am teaching you and your dog to be calm and well behaved. When is a dog ever calm for a treat? If you reward with treats you are still rewarding excitement. These are not the things a well behaved dog gets rewarded for , a well behaved dog who has worked with me is a calm, well balanced and well behaved dog who can cope with whatever life throws at them because I have taught you how to behave. Dog behaviourist or Human behaviourist? Call 01530 242209 now and lets get started!

I look forward to meeting you! I am in Markfield, Leicestershire LE67 9RJ.

 
 
 
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intensive training for dog owners from the human behaviourist

Intensive training for dog owners? What is involved?

Intensive training for dog owners is like a dog training boot camp but for dog owners who need a quicker fix.

One to one intensive training from just me, the dog behaviourist working with just you and your dog or dogs as a human behaviourist.

This is the most intensive, challenging, demanding and stressful training you will ever undertake.

I will turn your knowledge of dogs on its head and rewrite it from your dogs point of view. Then you will clearly understand why your dog behaves the way he does.

Dog Behaviourist or Human behaviourist? Both are at full throttle during these five days. Only if you are brave enough to read on, do so!

The five days are intensive dog training if you want to use that phrase but I don't train dogs so we can't use that phrase. The five days are intensive dog owner training because you will be doing all the work. The hard work you will be undertaking is learning and relearning. Your head contains a great deal of information about dogs and how you think you should train them. Most of that learning will not apply when you are working with me.

Almost all of my work is counter intuitive to what you already know, it goes against how we are taught to think so how and why does it work?

I am a dog behaviourist but more of a human behaviourist because I teach you how to see your behaviour from your dogs perspective. Then you will understand just how your behaviour creates and reinforces behaviours in your dog.

During these five days, my goal is to retrain how you think about your dog, retrain how you behave with your dog and get you to truly understand your dog.

Intensive dog training? No. Dog Behaviour? A little. Human behaviour? 99%.

If you would like to know more about working with me for five days, please call for a chat. During the five days, I promise you and I will have a terrific, enjoyable, challenging and very productive time. Please call 01530 242209 now or fill in my contact form and we can have a chat!

What do the five days on intensive dog owner training consist of?

They will consist of situations and locations you need to work in to resolve the issues you are having trying to teach your dog how to behave.

Before the week starts, we will have a thorough telephone conversation about the problems you are experiencing, the level of the problems your dog is giving you, any contact with other dog behaviourists and any results.

We will then plan together which locations to use that will help you and I address and resolve the issues you are struggling with.

As a dog behaviourist I can help your dog learn to behave  in country parks, open spaces, around wild life and livestock, with runners, joggers, cyclists, other dogs, other dogs off lead, town centres, railway stations, airports or wherever your dog struggles.

As a Human behaviourist I can help you learn to understand why your dog behaves as he does in these situations, I can help you learn to be able to show your dog you know what you are doing so your dog can relax, I can show you how to be relaxed and in control in these situations and I will do all of this without treats or toys. I will use the power of your attention and teach you how to use it properly

My dog owner intensive training focuses on three core principles:

  1. For your dog to walk on a slack lead.
  2. For your dog to remain calm whatever the distraction.
  3. for your dog to come back when called, regardless of distraction

If  your dog will do these three things, you have a dog that is under full control whatever the situation. That is a dog you can be proud of and you are an example of a good dog owner.

It requires a dog behaviourist and a human behaviourist to achieve these three core principles so if your goal is to have your dog be calm and very well behaved and you are prepared to work hard then call 01530 242209 now and lets get started. You will have my dedicated support through the whole journey and that is my promise to you. 

The next intensive training for dog owners course starts on Monday 23rd January 2017. Ring 01530 242209 to book your place or use the contact form please. Please note only six intensive dog owner training weeks are available in 2017.

I look forward to meeting you! I am in Markfield, Leicestershire LE67 9RJ.

 
 
 
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dog behaviour workshops in leicestershire

Dog behaviour workshops? What are dog behaviour workshops?

Again something different from me, Steven Havers, dog behaviourist.

I do home visits, I do dog behaviour group walks, I do dog owner intensive training so most of what you need is covered, isn't it?

I don't think so. What if you want more than an hour dog behaviour walk? 

What if you can't take a whole week off or you can't afford a whole week with me on my dog owner intensive training?

You need something in between don't you? Something that fits your needs and really delivers what you want?

My dog behaviour workshops are designed to offer you something different but something you will still benefit from hugely. My dog behaviour workshops run in two, three or four day formats.

You can choose which workshop you want from two, three or four days depending on your dogs behaviour and what you want to achieve. There will be other dog owners with you, a minimum of four and a maximum of six other dogs and their owners all learning to behave together.

Working within a group of other dog owners on my dog behaviour workshop is a more constructive environment as you can listen and observe the other group members which helps you learn more and learn more quickly as you are hearing and seeing the instructions and demonstrations more than once. We all learn through repetition! 

Working this closely with me means you get a great deal of individual and group tuition and we will all have discussed the plan for the dog behaviour workshop right at the start so you all know what is coming. Surprises don't benefit anyone or help learning!

Whether you choose a two, three or four day dog behaviour workshop you can be assured that you will leave with a much better behaved dog and a much clearer and deeper understanding of what makes your dog tick.

Following on from my dog behaviour workshops, you can join any of my dog behaviour group walks to continue improving your behaviour and our dogs behaviour. You will have my full support for as long as you need it, I do recommend regular refresher sessions throughout the year to help you keep at the top of your game.

What do my dog behaviour workshops consist of?

My dog behaviour workshops consist of working with you and your dog in situations and locations you need to work in to resolve the issues you are having whilst trying to teach your dog how to behave. 

Before you join the dog behaviour workshop, we will have a thorough conversation about the problems you are experiencing, the level of the problems your dog is giving you, any contact with other dog behaviourists and any results.

We will then plan together which locations to use that will help you and I address and resolve the issues you are struggling with.

My 25 years experience mean my dog behaviour workshops can help your dog learn to behave in country parks, open spaces, around wild life and livestock, with runners, joggers, cyclists, other dogs, other dogs off lead, town centres, railway stations, airports or wherever your dog struggles.

As a very experienced Human behaviourist I can help you learn to understand why your dog behaves as he does in these situations, I can help you learn to be able to show your dog you know what you are doing so your dog can relax, I can show you how to be relaxed and in control in these situations and I will do all of this without treats or toys. I will use the power of your attention and teach you how to use it properly

My dog behaviour workshops focus on three core principles:

  1. For your dog to walk on a slack lead.
  2. For your dog to remain calm whatever the distraction.
  3. for your dog to come back when called, regardless of distraction

If  your dog will do these three things, you have a dog that is under full control whatever the situation. That is a dog you can be proud of and you are an example of a good dog owner.

It requires a dog behaviourist and a human behaviourist to achieve these three core principles so if your goal is to have your dog be calm and very well behaved and you are prepared to work hard then call 01530 242209 now and lets get started. You will have my dedicated support through the whole journey and that is my promise to you. 

The next weekday 2,3 or 4 day dog behaviour workshops in Markfield are running week commencing 5th December 2016.

The next weekend dog behaviour two day workshop is on 14/15th January 2017.

Ring 01530 242209 to book your place or use the contact form please. Please note only six dog behaviour workshop weeks are available in 2017.

I look forward to meeting you! I am in Markfield, Leicestershire LE67 9RJ.

If you would like a dog behaviour workshop to come to you, please follow this link...

 
 

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dog behaviour workshops wherever you are!

Dog behaviour workshops? What are dog behaviour workshops?

Again something different from me, Steven Havers, dog behaviourist.

My dog behaviour workshops come to you. Wherever you live, I will come to you and run my dog behaviour workshops for you. All you need to organise is a minimum of 10 people and their dogs, locations we can use and we can embark on a learning journey together with me teaching you and your group how to improve the behaviour of their dogs, regardless of distraction. The workshops run from 09.00 till 17.00 each day with a break for lunch.

My dog behaviour workshops are designed to offer you a different approach to dog behaviour but something you will still benefit from hugely. My dog behaviour workshops run in two, three or four day formats.

You can choose the length of workshop you want from two, three or four days depending on your dogs behaviour, your groups needs and what you and they want to achieve. There will be a minimum of ten and a maximum of 15 other dogs and their owners all learning to behave together.

Working within a group of other dog owners on my dog behaviour workshop is a very constructive environment as you can listen and observe the other group members which helps you learn more and learn more quickly as you are hearing and seeing the instructions and demonstrations more than once. We all learn through repetition! 

Working this closely with me means you get a great deal of individual and group tuition and we will all have discussed the plan for the dog behaviour workshop right at the start so you all know what is coming. Surprises don't benefit anyone or help learning!

Whether you choose a two, three or four day dog behaviour workshop you can be assured that you will leave with a much better behaved dog and a much clearer and deeper understanding of what makes your dog tick.

All legal breeds or mixes of breeds are welcome regardless of their behaviour issues. All behavioural issues will be discussed before the workshop commences and any serious issues will be assessed before the workshop starts so all necessary steps can be taken to ensure everyone safety,  enjoyment and learning.

 

What do my dog behaviour workshops consist of?

My dog behaviour workshops consist of working with you, your dog and your group in situations and locations where you currently experience difficulty. I will show you and teach you how to behave differently so you and your dog can cope and behave better in these situations, whatever they may be.

Before you join the dog behaviour workshop, we will have a thorough conversation about the problems you and your group are experiencing and the level of the problems your dog is giving you.

We will then plan together which locations to use that will help address and resolve the issues you are struggling with.

My 25 years experience mean my dog behaviour workshops can help your dog learn to behave in country parks, open spaces, around wild life and livestock, with runners, joggers, cyclists, other dogs, other dogs off lead, town centres, railway stations, airports or wherever your dog struggles.

As a very experienced Human behaviourist I can help you learn to understand why your dog behaves as he does in these situations, I can help you learn to be able to show your dog you know what you are doing so your dog can relax, I can show you how to be relaxed and in control in these situations and I will do all of this without treats or toys. I will use the power of your attention and teach you how to use it properly

My dog behaviour workshops focus on three core principles:

  1. For your dog to walk on a slack lead.
  2. For your dog to remain calm whatever the distraction.
  3. for your dog to come back when called, regardless of distraction

If  your dog will do these three things, you have a dog that is under full control whatever the situation. That is a dog you can be proud of and you are an example of a good dog owner.

It requires a dog behaviourist and a human behaviourist to achieve these three core principles so if your goal is to have your dog be calm and very well behaved and you are prepared to work hard then call 01530 242209 now and lets get started. You will have my dedicated support through the whole journey and that is my promise to you. 

Please ring 01530 242209 to enquire about a dog behaviour workshop or use the contact form please. A full workshop schedule will be drawn up and sent to you to show your group.

 Please note only six dog behaviour workshop weeks are available in 2017.

I look forward to meeting you! I am in Markfield, Leicestershire LE67 9RJ.

 
 
 
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Havers Dog walking team

 
 

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About

My team of dog walkers have all been trained by me to a very high standard and are able to deal with all dog behaviours in a calm and controlled manner. They have a great deal of experience and are dog owners themselves. There are four levels of service we offer:

£18.00...

level 3 dog walk

As level one and two but the behaviour training now progresses to also include the teaching of the recall, regardless of distraction and the use of long or extending leads can be used to do this. Level three can only begin when level two has been achieved. Interaction with other dogs can only be allowed when the recall has been trained, tested and proven to work. There is a nice progression from level 1 through levels 2 and 3 so you can see the progress your dog is making with our highly trained walkers! The training time is 40 minutes

 

 

£12.00...

level 1 dog walk

Our level 1 walk is just a simple, pleasant walk for your dog with one of our highly trained walkers. Although your dog will remain on the lead, extendable leads or long lines will be used if you would be kind enough to provide them. Your dog will be taken out on their favourite walk and returned to your house safe and sound. If your dog needs a wipe down, they will get one provided you have left towels or the like out for our walker to use. Your walker will pick up any poo in bags and deposit them in the nearest waste bin that accepts dog waste. No behavioural training is included in level 1 and your dog may be walked with other dogs provided your dog is relaxed around other dogs. The walk duration is 40 minutes.

£22.00...

level 4 dog walk

As level 1, 2 and 3 but now to include training you to achieve the same standard! If you want to learn what your dog has been taught, our highly trained walkers will be happy to train you to get the results you want. It can be a challenge but is so very worth it! The training time is 40 minutes

 

 

 

£16.00...

level 2 dog walk

As level 1 but this level brings in some behaviour training by teaching your dog to depart your house in a calm and relaxed manner and to walk on the lead without pulling regardless of distraction. The emphasis is teaching your dog how to behave, not that your dog must be walked for the agreed time. It won't take long for your dog to learn to leave the house calmly, our walkers are highly trained! The training time is 40 minutes

Contact

You can email directly from here about your dog and how we can help. Please email here or call 01530 242209.  I am in Markfield, Leicestershire LE67 9RJ.

 
 
 
 
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rates

 
 

£65.00.

Home Visit

Ninety minutes of life changing teaching, that is not an exaggeration, I often achieve more changes in your dog in 90 minutes than have been achieved before, even in old dogs! You will see a big difference, that is my promise to you!

£12 - £22.00.

havers dog walking team

The team offer a range of walking options to suit you and your dogs needs and full details and information can be found on the Havers Dog Walking Team page.

 

 

£18.00.

dog behaviour Group walks 

In a group of five or six other dogs in real environments that challenge and test you, you have the opportunity to practice the kills you learned in the home visit out in the real world. The locations change each week to keep the challenge fresh!

£14.38.

Puppy behaviour the havers way book

My book covers your behaviour when choosing a puppy, the journey home and the first few days in the house with you. These are the opportunities to get the behaviour right and my book will help you get it right which will help prevent behaviour problems as your dog gets older. Please click here to order.

 

 

£5000.00.

5 days intensive training

For the brave who really like a challenge and have limited time to commit to regular training sessions this will push you and your dog hard as learning is intense! The last day of the week is spent at your house implementing all you have learned to your usual locations and routines. You will love this training, that is my promise to you!

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£400.00.

Dog Behaviour workshops in leicestershire

Two, three or four day dog behaviour workshops with a minimum of four dogs and owners up to a maximum of 6 working in various locations to provide the required environment in which to improve the dogs and the owners behaviour.

 

 

 

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£200.00.

 

dog behaviour workshops where you are

Two, three or four day dog behaviour workshops with a minimum of four dogs and owners up to a minimum of 10 dogs working in various locations to provide the required environment in which to improve the dogs and the owners behaviour.

 

 
 

 
 

 

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Satisfied Customers

 
 
 

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steven havers dog behaviourist on tv and radio

Steven Havers is no stranger to working with the media. He is calm and relaxed when being interviewed or presenting, speaks fluently without notes and can take questions as they occur.

Steven has regular appearances  on BBC Radio Leicester as a professional contributor on all issues that are dog related.

Steven has appeared on BBC East Midlands today, a regional news TV programme on issues related to dogs.

Steven has been a guest on the Chrissy B chat show that is broadcast on Sky channel 203.

Steven wrote a weekly column for three years for the More magazine, part of the Leicester Mercury newspaper.

Steven has worked with Direct Line Insurance as part of their Fit Fred campaign.

Steven has worked with Taylor Herring PR agency on a radio based promotion in association with 20th Century Fox to promote the film Marmaduke. 

If you are interested in talking to Steven, please ring 01530 242209 and he is able to, he will answer. If not, please leave a voicemail with a contact number and he will ring you back.

Steven is based in Markfield, Leicestershire, LE67 9RJ.

 


 

Happy Media Clients

 

November 2016:

Steven was a pleasure to work with and delivered amazing results in a short amount of time. We were very impressed with how well the dog picked up the new skills and learned plenty of interesting and useful tips throughout the session.

Steven was also great on camera and was very professional and helpful during pre-production and on the shoot day.

Charlotte Gabbitas, Creative Producer, Media Bounty.

 


 
 
 
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CONTACT steven havers, the dog behaviourist

 

The best way to solve a problem is to understand it. The best way to understand a problem is to talk to someone who knows all about it because there is then hope of a resolution. There are several ways to contact me, my preferred method is you ring me on 01530 242209 so we can have a chat about your dog and how to address the problem.

You can email, you can contact me on Facebook or you could fill in the form below and you are very welcome to do so but I still prefer to speak to you please!  I am in Markfield, Leicestershire LE67 9RJ.