My Services CBTdip
Canine Fear Accredited cert.
Helping You Help Your Dog
It’s never too late to teach an old dog new tricks, and I believe it’s never too late to train any dog. My services are designed with you and your dog in mind, and I believe in working as much with you as with your animal. I’m proud of my high success rate and the level of satisfaction my clients, and their dogs come away with every time. I can help you with any anxious behavioural issues that your dog may have. I work with rescue dogs from all over Europe including Spain, Italy, Greece, Romania, and of course, the UK. I can help you with your new puppy or your older dog no matter what problems you may be experiencing. I train deaf or blind dogs to live a normal happy life and to function just the same as any normal dog. I only teach modern scientifically based methods that work. Call 07927 765185
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Accommodating Your Lifestyle
Dog Behaviourist CBTD
If your dog needs help with a specific behavioural issue. Ray Ward Dog Behaviourist may be a great option for you. Sessions can be done at a secure place where there are no other dogs or a place of your choosing, with personalised plans to fit your dogs needs and your lifestyle.
Time for Your Pet
My Behaviour Consulting work involves an intimate understanding of your dog's natural and individual history. Your dog has plenty of potential to learn and understand commands, and my techniques will lay the foundation for you to build upon. I combine your needs and wants with the natural attributes of your dog.
Dog Behaviourist CBTD
Positive Reinforcement Methods Only
Training your dog is not about tough love or who is top dog. I became a qualified behaviourist after rescuing a dog from Spain many years ago. Although I have had dog's all my life, nothing prepared me for the broken wild dog that arrived at my home one Sunday night. I could tell that the poor dog that stood hunched up before me was a truly broken animal. After a few weeks and some very unusual behaviour's Champy started to attack bite family members for no reason. He became very aggressive towards my wife and he was very reactive to other dogs out on walks. I took him to the vet to see if there were any medical problems, there wasn't. Then we had 3 different behaviourists turn up and none of them could suggest anything positive or point me in the right direction and things were not improving and my dog had to be muzzled in the house and on walks, not nice for him but I had to do it because he would still attack my wife and anyone else. He was a big dog and believe me, those bites hurt. I didn't know what to do for this dog. We wanted to help him but we didn't know-how. We had spent hundreds on behaviourists and nothing worked or improved anything.I took him to training classes to try and help him with his socialisation but had to remove him from the class as he was so stressed in there and tried to bite the trainer. We did talk about having him put to sleep but we could see that there was a good dog in there and because of the bad life he had before he came to us, we wanted to try and help him. I realised that the only people that could help him was us. I enrolled on a behaviourist course full time and studied hard. The course opened up everything, it gave me the tools I needed to help our dog. I was lucky that I had the time to go on the course and a very understanding wife. There is a lot more to the story but I think I have given enough information for now. Most any behavioural problem can be helped with the correct approach and understanding all without any kind of punishment. The old ways will never cure a broken damaged dog, only positive, science-based methods work. I'm happy to say that Champy turned out to be a lovely kind dog and had a very happy life.
I have since gone on to help hundreds of dogs and their owners, all breeds shapes and sizes. This is my passion and it's what I love to do. Whoever would have thought that all those years ago, that, a broken, sad dog that came into my life would change my life so completely. Was it a gift or was it meant to be, I will never know.
Mrs Jenny Johnson and Cricket.
We were having problems walking our large Bull Mastiff x Staffie and asked Ray if he could help.
He came over in the morning and showed us how to walk her properly on her lead and within twenty
minutes I was walking Cricket for the first time on her lead since we rescued her without being pulled all over the place. Ray also showed us how to calm her down when she goes a bit crazy in the house.
Ray was excellent and I couldn't recommend him highly enough.
Thank you so much.
In these videos, you can see a Husky puppy
with her owner trying to get some control.
In the first video, the puppy is ignoring the
owner and trying to instigate play on her terms.
I showed the owner how to deal with this by
using positive reinforcement and no
After just twenty minutes the owner had
grasped the instruction and sent me a short
clip of his progress.
In the second video, you can see things are
much better and more controlled.
This video was the next day, so in a
very short time there were big improvements.
Remember to turn the sound on.