Welcome to Happie Hounds
Sharing your life with canine friends is a wonderful experience and we can learn so much from each other. The companionship and unconditional love we enjoy with them is priceless, and to have a well behaved, calm and respectful dog in our home, and accompanying us on outings, gives us a real sense of pride. But what happens when things go wrong and that calm, loyal companion begins to display unacceptable behaviour.
Barking at anything and everything
Jumping up and pawing at visitors
Becoming aggressive around food
Pulling on the lead
Lunging and barking at people and dogs
Constantly demanding attention
These are just a few examples.
To understand our dogs, we need to look to their origins.
All our domestic dogs are descended from wolves who are pack animals, and still retain the instincts and behaviours of their ancestors. In nature, all pack animals have a hierarchy with the most capable and confident individuals being elected leaders, and the followers cooperating willingly to ensure survival of the group.
Dogs have been brought into our modern world, this being a world that they do not understand and, in their efforts to make sense of it all, they don’t always behave in the way we expect them to. This lack of understanding can lead to stress in both the dogs and the owners, which can then manifest itself in the dog displaying behavioural problems. The good news is these unwanted behaviours can be turned around.
By going back to basics, understanding the root cause of the problems, and addressing them in a way your pet understands, the desired partnership can be achieved. The method I use is Amichien Bonding ('Ami' - French, Meaning Friend and 'Chien' meaning dog) which was devised and developed by Jan Fennell whom I have been privileged to learn from. This method is a way of working with the dog’s nature to achieve the behaviour we desire, and the responses we both want, and need, for harmony and safety.
Name: Anthea Day
Tel: 07974 747 095
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday