We specialise in stopping dogs chasing stock. We have been very successful helping people with dogs that have chased stock. Including teaching dogs to behave properly around chickens, sheep and horses.
We also help people with dogs that have to ignore livestock while working. For example we can help search and rescue dogs prepare for their steadiness around livestock test.
For dogs that have chased it is best to work on a one to one basis and the sessions usually takes around one and half to two hours. The initial session usually lasts about 1.5 - 2 hours and cost £60 Follow up sessions last about one 1 hour and cost £40.
"Mike thank you and Claire so so much, we were desparate when we were told by an expensive behaviourist Barney and Rex should never be let off the lead and muzzled or they would have to be put to sleep, we were so relieved that you were able to help us so quickly"
Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you very much for Sunday. It's good to have something positive to work on with Betty rather than just telling her to "LEAVE IT!!!!!!!!!!" every time she looks at a sheep! We've practised the chase/recall a couple of times since Sunday and I'm really pleased with how she's doing.
Rachel and Betty
If your dog chases stock it is extremely serious. In the UK farmers are permitted to shoot dogs if they believe the dog is threatening their stock, and the dogs owners are liable to pay compensation. It is extremely distressing for everyone involved.
It is also very stressful and often fatal for the stock.
It is very dangerous for dogs to chase horses, each year there are many cases of horse and riders getting seriously and fatally injured in dog attacks, and the horses can lash out with their hooves causing serious injuries to the dog.
We can assess how serious the problem is and help you with techniques using our own specially trained sheep and horses to reduce the risk.
Aversion techniques and devices such as electric shock collars, spray collars, rattle bottles etc may give the impression of providing a quick solution but they always cause more problems than they solve. Their use causes significant side effects. It can make strong dogs even more aggressive and sensitive dogs may run off. They will not solve the the root cause of the problem the dog will still have an innate desire to chase, and no understanding of what it is acceptable to chase and what must not be chased.