About Me, steven havers dog behaviourist, human behaviourist or both?
I am based near Leicester in Leicestershire and I am a full time dog behaviourist but I am a dog behaviourist with a distinct difference. I use my own dog training method crafted over 25 years and my method is called The power of attention, your attention. My own distinctly different method of addressing dog behaviour problems 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 you 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 you start to understand your behaviour as well as your dogs behaviour!
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.