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Dog behaviour the havers way will change your life forever

Professional dog behaviourist.

 

Educating and training dog owners for over 26 years.

Based just outside Leicester in the UK, Steven Havers has been educating and training dog owners for over 26 years putting into practice his extensive training on human behaviour, thought processes and emotional reactions.

His attention to detail and recognition of the patterns in human behaviour has allowed Steven to outsmart your dog and make the seemingly unpredictable nature of your dog so much easier to understand. Changes can be quick but in some dogs can take longer and with the occasional dog, Steven will resort to food rewards as very occasionally some dogs just cannot cope with the level of change Steven can bring and his methods can require. If you work hard and stick to the plan, you will succeed.

Get in touch with us to set up a consultation, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to enquire whether our services are right for you.

 

Contact

➤ LOCATION

Ratby Lane, Markfield, LE67 9RJ

☎ CONTACT

01530 242209

 

Areas of Practice:

These are just some of the problems we help you recognise, understand and resolve:


Barking

A shouting dog can be the biggest cause of stress and distress in the family home and is one of the most common problems we encounter. Our first steps are to establish why the dog is barking and the we remove the cause and give the dog another option, being quiet! There is always more to this behaviour than you might think and we go into a lot of detail!

Barking can be addressed on a group dog behaviour walk or in a home visit. See our rates page for our prices.


Jumping

One of the most annoying behaviours a dog can do, especially to people who don’t like dogs. The cause of this behaviour is probably learned at home and has been taught by the people that visit your home most often and that is probably you! Once you understand the cause, we can change the outcome for the better.

Jumping up can be addressed on a group dog behaviour walk or in a home visit. See our rates page for our prices.


Aggression

Aggression can take many forms and can come from many different causes yet there is one common cause, the dog feels under sufficient pressure and stress that they have to lash out, make something go away, prevent something and many more reasons. It also comes down to a lack of trust. It is often based in fear as the suggestion above indicate. Resolving the fear, stress and confusion can be done but it does take time and a home visit is a good place to start.

See our rates page for our prices.


Pulling

This is probably the second biggest cause of stress and distress in the family home and is a very common problem. Dogs pull on the lead because they have not been taught to walk nicely. We look at the reasons why the dog pulls, remove the cause and give the dog another option, to walk nicely on the lead.

Pulling on the lead can be addressed on a group dog behaviour walk or in a home visit. See our rates page for our prices.


Demanding

Often an overlooked behaviour and one we give into very easily that can be the root cause for many other unwanted behaviours. If your dog gets all of their attention on demand, not only does your dog think they are in control but they will use that to exploit your reactions which will reinforce their belief that they are in control. Demanding attention is best addressed in a home visit as this behaviour is often worst at home when you are trying to relax.

See our rates page for our prices.


Lead Reactivity

Lead reactivity causes a high level of stress in both the dog and the owner and can result in injury to both the dog and the owner as the dog throws itself about when he sees another dog. It also looks bad as you struggle to control your dog, it your dog is a big dog, that can look even worse so addressing the situation is a priority.

This is best addressed with a home visit to start.

See our rates page for our prices.


Biting

This is the worst problem a dog can have. If the dog is biting then all other forms of communication have failed and the dog is at the last resort to try and make his point. Dogs rarely bite because they want to, they tend to bite as a last resort so we identify what the dog is objecting to, that could be over stimulation and give the dog another option!

Biting can be addressed on a group dog behaviour walk or in a home visit. See our rates page for our prices.


Refusing

This is another control behaviour. Either your dog genuinely does not want to do something and there is a very good reason or they are trying to control the situation to their own desire. Either way, the cause needs to be understood before the behaviour can be resolved. The dogs needs have to be understood and met before the behaviour can change.

Refusing can be addressed on a group dog behaviour walk or in a home visit. See our rates page for our prices.



Cheeky Doberman learning to behave around other dogs!

HELP!

These are just a few of the most common reasons dog owners like you call for the help of a professional dog behaviourist like me. Many dog owners feel completely out of their depth when dealing with behaviours in their dog they do not understand.

Here are a few examples. Read them all and then tell me how many times you have asked these questions?

You may have tried things that have worked for you in the past with dogs you have had previously but your current dog is just not responding in the same way, if at all.

What can you do? Why won’t your dog listen? Why does your dog keep doing the things you keep telling them off for? Why does your dog get too excited when people come to the house? Why does your dog have to bark at every noise and every one who walks past the house? Why does your dog bark at every dog he sees on a walk? Why does your dog pull hard on the lead?

Why won’t your dog come back when you tell him to? Why does your dog run out of the front door when it gets opened? Why won’t your dog come in from the garden when you tell him to? Why does your dog have to follow you everywhere? Why does your dog bring you toys when you are trying to watch the TV? Why does your dog bark at you when you are on the phone?

Why does your dog jump up at visitors to your house? Why does your dog pinch food from the kitchen side? Why does your dog chew the furniture? why does your dog destroy his bed? Why does your dog destroy his toys?

Why does your dog defend the sock he has pinched? Why does your dog get food aggressive? Why does your dog snap at you when you tell him to get of the sofa? Why does your dog growl at you? Why does your dog bite the lead? Why is your dog aggressive towards other dogs? Why is your dog aggressive towards people? Why can’t you walk your dog on a lead?

Why does your dog wee when he meets people? Why does your dog wee when you come home? Why is your dog hard to housetrain? Why is your dog toileting in the house? Why does your dog have a mad half hour?

Why does your dog suddenly race around the house? Why does your dog chase cats?Why does your dog wee so much on a walk? Why does your dog have to stop at every smell? Why does your dog put your hand in his mouth? Why does your dog jump on you when you are sitting down? Why does your dog try and sit on your head when you are sitting down?

Why does your dog not get on with your other dog? Why is your dog suddenly aggressive towards your other dog? Why doesn’t your dog like your new puppy? Why does your dog pinch your shoes? Why does your dog steal socks? Why does your dog steal knickers? Why does your dog dig the garden?

You have asked these questions and you might not know the answer. You could use treats as a solution but what if you don’t have any treats on you or in your pockets or they are downstairs? What if your dog has pinched the treats, what is left in your tool box then to deal with your dogs behaviour? This is the point where you will get stuck. This is the point where you need my help, knowledge and expertise because I understand how a dogs mind works and how they are prepared to try and get what they want from you and that is not always about a treat.

If you feel that you need my sort of help, please give me a call or fill in the form at the bottom of this page, you will be glad you did because when I have explained why your dog is behaving in the way they are and what they are trying to achieve, you will be amazed and you will not only understand your dog in a while new way, you will have an even better bond and relationship.

I have 26 years experience in dealing with human behaviour and how it creates and shapes our dogs behaviour. One cannot properly and completely change without the other. If you would like to discuss your behaviour with a human behaviour expert, please complete the form at the bottom of this page or give me a call.


What I will need from you:

I will need 6 things from you for you to succeed:

  1. An open mind: You will hear opinions that may differ from generic dog behaviour information you have read or been told.

  2. My work is about the behaviour of the people who interact with the dog and it is their behaviour that will need to change.

  3. You will need to be patient with yourself whilst you learn new skills.

  4. Be patient with your dog whilst they adapt to your new behaviour.

  5. Allow yourself and your dog to make mistakes, you are both learning.

  6. Your promise to communicate with me between and after visits so I can help and support you and your family.

I have 26 years experience in dealing with human behaviour and how it creates and shapes our dogs behaviour. One cannot properly and completely change without the other. If you would like to discuss your behaviour with a human behaviour expert, please complete the form at the bottom of this page or give me a call.

 
 

 
 
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
— Edmund Burke
 

Pug puppy learning to recall!

 

 
 
 

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