Are you worried about your dog’s behaviour?
Is there something going on that you are unhappy with?
Has something in your household changed and it is affecting your dog in a negative way - or perhaps the behaviour has always been unacceptable to you?
Do you come home to a wrecked house each time you go out?
We all love our dogs a great deal but sometimes things go wrong that need specialist help. Dogs obviously cannot tell us when they are feeling unhappy or stressed but they will exhibit certain behaviours. Some of these include:
- Aggression to other dogs and to visitors when they come to the house
- Constant barking
- Following their owners everywhere in the home
- Compulsive habits such as tail chasing or constant licking
- Digestive upsets with no obvious cause
- Chewing furniture and/or toileting in the house when left alone
- Unexplained snapping or growling
- Refusal to obey commands
If you are seeing any of the above behaviours, or your dog has changed in a negative way, it means that there is a problem that he or she is not coping with. Please don’t ignore this as it can get worse. Snapping in particular can escalate into full aggression if not dealt with and this can have a serious outcome.
If you need professional help for your dog, please get in touch using my contact form giving me a brief outline of the problem. I will then contact you and we can make an appointment for me to come along and meet you and your dog in your home environment. Once the problem is identified, I will devise a reward-based plan for you to work with which will be tailored to your dog's individual needs.
Dogs love to learn new things and they catch on to what you want them to do very quickly, especially when it comes with rewards! The end result will be that your dog will be much happier and so will you.
Canine Myotherapy is a treatment based on specialised massage that works on the skeleton and muscles of a dog. A therapist is trained to "read" the muscle tone, and treatment will involve using massage to rehabilitate and rebalance the affected area.
This treatment not only works on the joints and muscles but can influence the circulation throughout the body resulting in better distribution of oxygen and nutrients. Massage also encourages lymph flow, allowing metabolic waste to be released more efficiently.
Massage releases endorphins (nature's natural pain relieving hormones) which can ease discomfort and promote a feeling of well-being and relaxation.
If your dog falls into any of the following categories then Canine Massage Therapy can help:
- Recuperating from surgery, illness or an accident.
- Lameness - either consistent or intermittent.
- Is suffering from osteoarthritis, spondylosis, cruciate issues, OCD (Osteochrondritis Dissecans), muscle spasm or hip dysplasia.
- A working dog who suffers from fatigue.
- Elderly with general mobility issues.
- A competition dog who suffers from muscle fatigue, soreness or lack of condition.
- Very nervous, or is a rescue dog who has stress issues.
“Over several months Ros Collinson has been consulting and advising me on a behavioural problem with my dog. In all other respects the dog is a super companion, she is well liked by many people, except she constantly resisted getting into the boot of my car.
Prior to meeting Ros, I was very skeptical that anyone could change my lovely dog's behaviour. I tried every method I could think of but to no avail.
Eventually, I reluctantly realised that I was not overcoming what seemed to be a simple problem and I needed help.
Professional approach, support, encouragement, understanding, patience, perseverance, guidance and friendship were the words I have used to describe the characteristics that Ros brought to the problem in helping me.
My only regret is that I did not consult Ros sooner.
I totally recommend Ros in dealing with any idiosyncrasies shown by pet dogs.”
Mr. G.S (Hythe)
“Spud (The Official Dulux Dog) had injured his hip after a fall, arthritis set in. I met Ros at a local dog show and invited her to give him a massage and he was much improved. He loved his sessions with her. I really would recommend having these treatments although have always been sceptical in the past. I was wrong.”
“Herbert, Old English Sheepdog was a nervous juvenile dog aged 15 months and was wary of any movement and sounds around him. After a session of massage with Ros he completely changed. He is now an Official Dulux Dog and does Meets & Greets easily.”
Mrs. G.W (Charing Heath)
I am a qualified therapist specialising in Canine Behaviour. I am also a qualified Galen trained Myotherapist. I live and work in East Kent.
I hold the following professional qualifications:
Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour Management
Higher Diploma in Canine Psychology
Diploma in Canine Behaviour and Psychology
Diploma in Canine Aggression
Diploma in Canine Myotherapy
Certificate in Introduction to Canine Anatomy and Physiology
Diploma in Canine Nutrition
Membership of professional societies:
I.A.C.E. (Institute for Animal Care Education)
M.I.S.A.P. (International Society of Animal Professionals)
If your dog has a behaviour problem or needs some muscle therapy for stiffness or post-operative rehabilitation, please get in touch by clicking on button on the right. I work 9-5 Monday to Friday. My rates are very reasonable and are available on request.Contact Me