Laura Welch Dog Trainer | FAQ
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Q – What independent qualification are you working towards?


I’m working towards becoming a Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CCAB). This accreditation is through the ASAB (The Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour) you can see more about this accreditation on their website (Click here).


Q – Why do I need a referral from my vet? 


It’s important for me to work alongside the veterinary surgeon in all my behaviour cases. This is to help to rule out any physiological causes for the problem behaviour. The behaviour itself might be linked with a medical condition. So, in order to provide a solution that takes into consideration the whole animal, the vet needs to be involved at all stages of the process. I will collaborate with your vet, who can provide continuing support from their side.


Q – What method is used to train the dogs? 


The method I use is based on the most up to date, kindest and effective, reward based system. I carefully design and structure sessions for the individual dog to give an enjoyable but very effective training method with incredible results.

Q – How long will the personal training take?


This will largely depend on the individual dog and the training required. But results are usually seen incredibly quickly!


Q – How long until the results from the behavioural consultation start to show.


When dealing with behaviour it’s important to emphasise that this is not a quick fix process. The plan may have results that can be visible fairly quickly but it will often take time, effort and for the whole family to work together to see the improved behaviour long term. Another thing to bear in mind is that if the behaviour has been going on some time then it may take longer to see an improvement, although this varies depending on the individual.


Q – ​​What vaccinations should be dog or puppy have prior to training


If we are undertaking any training in public areas, all dogs should be wormed and fully protected by vaccinations as advised by their Vet.

Q – Payment

Payment is required in full prior to the first session.  Once you have confirmed your first session you will receive my bank information to make the payment.

Q – Cancellation Policy

I hope you won’t have to cancel.  However, if you are unable to make an appointment please let me know as soon as possible so that I can fill the slot. A cancellation under 24 hours notice will be charged at full rate.

Q – What happens if it is raining?

All outdoor training will occur regardless of the weather.