Behaviour Consultations



Each week I have space for a small number of behaviour consultations. I'm delighted to be able to do this as I love working with people on a one to one basis. These are aimed at people who are caring for dogs with behaviour problems.


Dog behaviour problems are wide ranging, and I particularly specialise in helping people with high prey drive dogs and with dogs who are aggressive or reactive.


When I first start to work with you, I will ask you to fill in a form to help me form a picture of you, your dog, and the problem. At the same time, we’ll arrange an initial meeting to allow me to do an in-depth consultation with you. I will require the completed form back a week before our consultation so that I can spend time reading and absorbing it. I will also require payment when you return the form.


I will ask you to take video of your dog, upload it to YouTube and email me a link. The video and the form together help me to gain a good understanding of the problem you face before our consultation.


Our initial consultation will last for around 60 – 90 minutes and will be conducted via zoom.


During our consultation I will give you support to start making immediate improvements with your dog.


I will provide you with written or video resources as appropriate to support you making progress along with a plan tailored to you and your dog within one week of our consultation.


We will have a one hour follow on meeting with your dog 1 – 3 weeks after the consultation to allow us to check progress and to make any amendments necessary to your plan.


This will usually be in person but if the problem is happening in your home, this will be done by zoom also.


For one month after our initial consultation, I will provide you with email support. To get the best out of this support, you should be prepared to take video of the work you are doing regularly, upload it to YouTube and send me a link to it. I’ll give you instructions about how to do that if you need them.


The cost of a behaviour consultation is £300.


I will not abandon you when the month is finished. If a month of support isn’t enough and you want to carry on working with me, I will be delighted. You can purchase additional months of support on a month-by-month basis at £100 each. These will consist of email support for the month and a half hour in person or zoom meeting.

Summary

Behaviour Consultation Additional 1 month support

60 - 90 minute zoom call

Available ONLY as a follow to a behaviour consultation.

Advice given to get you started straight away

1-2-1 follow up lesson of 30 minutes.

A plan tailored for you and your dog delivered within a week of the consultation

Ongoing email support for 1 month.

1-2-1 follow up lesson of 60 minutes

Ongoing email support for 1 month

Cost: £300

Cost: £100

Am I the right person for you to work with?



Getting support for behaviour problems is a bit of a journey. There are strong emotions involved and you will vulnerable. That’s why it’s important to find the right person to work with.


I have a range of free resources on my website that you can access to see how I work, what I look like and what I sound like. It would be difficult for us to work together if the sound of my voice made you want to put your fingers in your ears. Here is a link: Click here for free resources


My way of working may not suit you, so I’ll outline it for you to allow you to be as sure as possible.



I am keen that if we are going to work together that we are a good fit. I put so much into the work that I do, and it is important to me to work with people who will do the same for their dog. While we are working together, I will think of your dog while I’m walking my dogs, while I’m having a shower and sometimes, I’ll wake up in the night thinking of your dog. When you send me videos, I will watch each one multiple times before getting back to you.


I see dog behaviour work as a partnership and if we are to work together, I need to know that you are ready and able to do the work and take the steps needed to improve life for you and for your dog.


If you would like to go ahead and work with me, send an email to tracey@bestdoglearningandstuff.co.uk briefly explaining the issue you are having and I’ll get back to you.

About me



I am Tracey McLennan, and I help owners of high prey drive dogs stay safe around local wildlife and livestock.


I run Best Dog Learning and Stuff Ltd which offers online classes and one to one support to dog owners. My training system helps improve their life, their dog’s life and protects other animals.


I have over 15 years of experience in successfully working with prey drive in dogs of a variety of breeds and can back my experience up with solid qualifications.


I have a BSc (hons) in Canine Behaviour and Training and am studying for an MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Training.


In 2021 I conducted a small research project with ethics approval from Bishop Burton college.


I found that just over 50% of the 730 responses reported that walking habits had been changed as a direct result of their dog’s prey drive.









If you would like to go ahead and work with me, send an email to tracey@bestdoglearningandstuff.co.uk briefly explaining the issue you are having and I’ll get back to you.