Training A Fearful Nervous Dog.

A common problem in dogs is low confidence. This can be caused by many things, such as being the lowest pup in the litter, being mistreated, not being socialized as a pup, having a traumatic experience, etc. Or it can just be a personality trait. These signs include:

  • Shyness and cowering around strangers, men, adults, etc.
  • Rolling into a submissive (belly-up) position
  • Submissive urination (not to be confused with housetraining problems)
    eg. dog urinates when petted, when someone comes home, when disciplined your dog cannot help this.
  • Tail held low or between rear legs.
  • Fear biting (not to be confused with aggression)

To help a dog low in confidence, you must build up their confidence. An excellent way to do this is through obedience training. As the dog succeeds, they will gain confidence in their abilities. Here are some guidelines.

  1. We will use consistent training techniques.
  2. We will use lots of praise, and as little correction as possible.
  3. We will use encouragement, praise, and rewards to get the dog to perform.
  4. We will start with no distractions and add distractions very slowly.
  5. We will always set your dog up to succeed.
  6. We will begin with non-threatening exercises such as “Heel” and “Sit”, before working up to more submissive postures like the “Down”.
  7. We will build your dog’s confidence through praise for having carried out the obedience commands correctly, if you can imagine yourself being good at something and people praising you for it, you too will gain in confidence.

Testimonial From A
Previous Client

Tizzie Doodle.

Hi Henry and Kerry,
I am so sorry it has taken me this long to get a testimonial off to you. I can’t tell you the number of clients I have recommended you to because the work you did with my doodle girl Tizzie was incredible.
As you know, I never had a problem with her obedience or general behaviour just her lack of confidence/fear of strangers that set in at about 9 months which resulted in her barking and growling at strangers, especially men (not good when you run a grooming salon and your dogs are expected to ‘meet and greet’ all the time. We have since discovered that our neighbour had been consistently abusive to the dogs over the wall when we were out, shouting at them, teasing them and throwing things at them (we thought it was the builders on the other side) – she still hates him but that’s ok…so do I 

I was a little apprehensive handing her over but I needn’t have worried, the instant she walked around the corner with Henry on the day we collected her I knew that something had changed. She had a bounce in her step and just a happy confident air about her.
Well time marches on and I now foster a pup (Tizzie’s half sister) in training for an Irish charity. Tizzie has become an ambassador for the charity and a demo dog. We spend many of our weekends in shopping centres, Grafton St etc and often go to schools summer camps etc to explain all about the charity’s work. Tizzie ADORES clicker training and she can now remove gloves, socks, sleeves of cardigans etc. she retrieves dropped items and targets to push buttons, light switches etc. with her paw.
When fundraising, she is rubbed, petted and touched by people of all ages coming at her from all angles and she greets all the attention with a hanging tongue and wagging tail. We are having a ball!!
Sorry this is soo long – you can use whatever part of it you want to. As soon as I get the finances sorted I have 2 bichons that are going to ‘bootcamp’ to get Henry-fied!!
I have attached a few recent photos of Tizzie out and about meeting people. Hope you like them – we could never have got here without you.
Thanks again from the bottom of my heart, you gave me back the dog I always knew she was but got a little lost along the way.
Orlagh x
(& Tizzie Doodle)

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After Our In Home Tailored 1-1 Private Training Session You Will Have Free Unlimited Support For The Lifetime Of Your Dog. We Will Always Be Here To Help You Should You Need Us.

Our Lifetime Support Includes:

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  • Free phone and email support

Our lifetime support guarantee provides ongoing support, free of additional charge, this includes both old and new training or behaviour issues. There will never be an additional charge.

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Using my highly successful training methods which I have perfected during my 37-years training puppies and adult dogs in Europe, the USA & Asia means one comprehensive tailored 1-1 private training session is normally all that is needed. Check our many Facebook reviews to see just what can be achieved.

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Henry came to help us with us with our 12 week golden doodle Monty who we were struggling with. The day before Henry arrived we had a puppy who was jumping snapping and biting throughout the day, not relaxed ever and we were at the point if considering if we were able to even keep him. Fast forward just 1 day after Henry arrived to help us, by putting his advice into practice we had a calm affectionate puppy who no longer jumped or snapped, can now interact with anybody calmly and enjoys making friends with other dogs on walks. Even our vet who met him before and then after said he was like a different dog, now so calm and affectionate. We couldn't recommend Henry highly enough. Thanks Henry for giving us the puppy we had hoped for 😊 — feeling happy.

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Highly recommend Henry to everyone I meet with a dog. Henry has a brilliant approach to training and has given our family the tools to keep training our labrador puppy Dylan. Dylan was biting a lot and causing a lot of tension at home, withing minutes of Henry's advice Dylan stopped. Henry was able to advice us on what to do and help us set up our home correctly to help Dylan. Really grateful for his constant support since our training session. I have been recommending his service to every dog owner I meet. Thank you Henry 😊

Reactivity Training
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Want to thank Henry for a great training session today , I have a year old pocket bully with a nervous Deposition leading her to people aggression and dog aggression. All this results in a very unhappy dog and no normal life style for myself or family members ,  This man in just two hours time showed me how I can have my dog back and life back His time , patience and understanding is Phenomenal I can’t recommend enough Myself family members and my dog tilly are very Excited at the beginning of this journey with Henry and finally have hope and confidence in Tilly now instead of constant fear she will bite and get put down 10/10 recommendations from myself and family 💯🙌🏻 

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