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Due to suffering from Addison's Disease, an auto-immune condition which can affect humans and dogs, Fran is no longer able to deal with dogs who suffer with aggression problems, as one bite could have life threatening consequences. For enquiries concerning these type of behaviour problems, please contact Phil Watson, on 01234 313026, or veterinary behaviour specialist: Kendal Shepherd, MRCVS on 01933 681640. However, Fran will be available to discuss these type of problems via the phone (01908 397236)

QUALIFICATIONS COMBINED WITH HANDS ON EXPERIENCE ARE ESSENTIAL - Fran Griffin

Although I have a strong academic background in behaviour science, psychology,and have been a member of the UK Registry of Canine Behaviourists (UKRCB) for 13 years. I have learned a great deal from hands on experience both living and working with dogs for most of my life. I have also taken in rescue dogs who have come into my life with problems of their own, and have succesfully rehabilitated them, whilst taking on board what it is like to have lived with a dog who has various issues.

I help and give advice in many different types of behavioural problems, in dogs of all ages. This training includes going beyond the realms of treating the symptoms to looking for the root cause of the problem. Only then might a successful outcome become at all possible. I also have personal experience of living with rescue dogs who have suffered behavioural problems and fully appreciate the stresses and strains these cause.

It would be to difficult to describe what happens during and after the consultation as each case is individual and will need handling accordingly.  

If you would like to read about the experiences of one client please click here to read the story which she has very kindly submitted to this website.

Behavioural Assessments can start from as little as £25. The average fee for a behavioural consultation is £60 for a two hour visit. This is cheaper than some people are quoting, but you can rest assure that I am fully qualified as well as having years of hands on practical experience with working with dogs who have problems. Many people who are charging a great deal more have no proper qualification, and very little knowledge, having only taken correspondence courses.

ALL AGGRESSION CASES MUST HAVE BEEN THOROUGHLY EXAMINED BY A VETERINARY SURGEON BEFORE ASSESSMENTS CAN BE MADE. MANY AGGRESSION PROBLEMS HAVE UNDERLYING MEDICAL CAUSES, WHICH MAY NOT BE OBVIOUS TO THE UNTRAINED OBSERVER. ACORN DOG TRAINING HAS KENDAL SHEPHERD,MRCVS, A VETERINARY BEHAVIOUR SPECIALIST, AVAILABLE FOR THE MORE COMPLEX CASES.

The link below will show you one type of medical cause which might not be apparent to you, or to your veterinary surgeon without a thorough investigation. If your dog's behavioural problem has this type of cause, then without appropriate treatment, a successful outcome may not be possible. If you are having problems getting your vet to refer you, then please contact me for further information.

Behaviour changes associated with thyroid ~ should this link not take you directly to the article, please scroll down the page to list list of associated medical conditions.

 
 

Unfortunately not everyone calling themselves a "behaviourist" or "behaviour counsellor" are qualified, and some have very little, if any relevant hands on experience in training and handling problem dogs. Some may also be charging extortionate fees for their services. New guidelines as to who may refer to themselves as a "behaviourist/behaviour counsellor" will shortly be coming into effect. In the meantime please read the following article by the UK Registry of Canine Behaviourists, BEFORE approaching a potential behaviourist, to ensure they do have the right kind of background. Please click here to read the article.

If you are experiencing aggression problems with your dog then please phone Phil Watson on 01234 313026, Kendal Shepherd (details above). For all other problems, such as separation anxiety, hyperactivity, chewing, barking, etc please contact Fran on 01908 397236, or email. Otherwise check out the UK Registry of Canine Behaviourists Website for your nearest member.

Live in Hitchin or surrounding areas? Click here

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