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Dog behaviour the havers way will change your life forever

Professional dog and human 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 detail!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


It’s all about you and your behaviour.

The behaviours listed above have 5 main factors in common and you are in control of all of them:

  1. Over stimulation. Your dog probably associates attention with over excitement.

  2. Time frames: Your dog expects you to behave in a certain way within a defined time frame of being at home.

  3. Patterns: Your dog knows your patterns of behaviour and routines and knows exactly when you will interact and how.

  4. Repetition: Your dog knows how often you will do the same thing in the same way in any given situation.

  5. Levels of attention: Your dog knows exactly how much attention you will give and when. Your dog also knows this will be mostly for behaviours you don’t want.

If you don’t change all of these 5 points as a minimum, your dog will not change their behaviour and you will be reliant on toys or treats for pseudo control.

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 5 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. A willingness to change your own behaviour.

  3. A high degree of self control.

  4. The willingness to put your dogs needs before yours.

  5. Patience and persistence. Lasting change is not achieved quickly. Your dog will change as quickly as you can.

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
 
 

 
 
 

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