Tackling problem behavior
I render assistance to owners with dogs showing problem behavior, in analyzing, tackling and solving this problem behavior. The first meeting will cover an intake-interview and a behavioral test to define the problem as accurately as possible and to determine the dog's type of character. The outcome will form the basis for a treatment plan. During the intake-interview I present the owner an introduction to the dog’s natural and learned behavior related to its problem behavior.
With the owner I will make the first appointment for a home visit to tackle the problem behavior. After each visit we decide if another appointment is necessary. The starting point of the treatment plan is a pragmatic approach in order to reach a workable solution for the owner.
When handling the problematic behavior I connect as much as possible with the dog's natural behavior, but also apply the insights and principles derived from the learning theory.
I am capable of deploying a wide range of techniques varying from a tough correcting and reprimanding approach to a soft approach in which reward plays the central role, food and conditioned positive reinforcements being a part of this.
The owner gets a reference book containing a theoretical review of the dog’s natural and learned behavior and a number of practical exercises. At the conclusion of each treatment session, the owner receives a report detailing the approach discussed and practiced, and recommendations for follow-up.
When the treatment is complete it will be possible to follow a training program of ten lessons with the dog in a group together with other dogs. The theory and the trained skills can thus be practised further. This training takes place in the open air.
Treatment session: € 100,-
Who am I
Joep de Keyzer
- Licensed dog behavioral therapist
- Experienced teacher and coach
- Expert in the field of behavioral science and the dog’s natural behavior
Having become curious? Having any questions? Or like to make an appointment? Please contact me!
Dog behavioral Practice Lykeios
- Peeskesweg 2, 7041 CB 's Heerenberg
Vetenerian Clinic de Pijp
- Ceintuurbaan 199, 1074 CV Amsterdam