Inspiring Pet Teaching, is owned & operated by Linda Ryan. I am a qualified animal trainer, a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Behaviour, and an ASAB- accredited Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist (for cats and dogs). I use only positive, evidence-based and ethically sound pet and owner education and training techniques, so as to set you and your pet up to get it right together. Welfare is always at the heart of what I do to help you & your pet. I will always work with you in a kind, empathetic, professional & respectful way.
I specialise in one-to-one behaviour consultations and training for dogs and cats. Whilst I do run occasional group classes for dogs - as demand and dog demographic dictate and my schedule allows, my focus is on individualised tailored training & behaviour plans. One-to-one consultations and lessons are usually at your home initially. They may also be at the vet clinic, or in suitable situations or locations - for example a hired venue, a third party location or public space, such as on a walk or in the open outdoors - depending the nature of your behaviour concern and on your pet’s needs, +/- potentially online. Observing your pet and consulting with you with you individually, in your home or in contextual situations, allows assessment of the pet’s normals, their own environment & context, and allows tailoring of an individual plan to set you both up for success. Following your initial consultation, it is common to then proceed with practical training or behaviour modification sessions, and provision of follow-up support for you and your pet. One-to-one lessons benefit beginners in the learning of "life skills", and early life teaching (socialisation and habituation), i.e. for young puppies/kittens and/or newly acquired pets; also in the continuation or progression of learning for youngsters/adolescents/rescued pets; and when helping pets with problem behaviours. When working with behaviour cases, this will be in conjunction with your vet as necessary.
Training lessons or behaviour modification?
Training, versus behaviour, problems will be triaged based on the nature of the problem, the history received from you +/- on vet input - if in doubt, please just ask!
What to expect from Inspiring Pet Teaching, and what does my fee include:
For your investment of time, commitment and fees, you can expect from Linda
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Whether working on training or behaviour cases, your first assessment/consultation will be broken down int 2 or 3 sessions (depending on your preference). Initially, we will spend some time talking - we will begin by discussing your specific goals or issues of concern, and you will learn about your pet's behaviour, and training in general, thus helping you and your pet be successful together. An essential part of the process is your detailed history form, which will be sent to you to complete and return to me in advance of your first appointment.
In subsequent - mainly practical - lessons (which are always likely to be indicated, as training and behaviours change is a multi-step, layered process), you will learn how to teach your pet, s/he will learn to learn and we will progress towards your goal, tailoring lessons to your specific needs. Your involvement and input into the behaviour change/training process is essential (and - of course - there are no "quick fixes"!).
Depending on the urgency and nature of your concern, my diary availability, and whether you choose to book a package - initial email advice may be provided, +/- your preliminary consultation may be via ‘phone or online calling, and then we will meet at your home for your in-person consultation. Initial consultations take ~2-3 hours, depending on the nature of the case. Subsequent follow-up sessions may be online, in your home or “on location” in a third party space, depending on your needs.
How do I book?
If you would like to book one (or more) appointment(s), please let me know (by returning this brief online form). We will arrange a mutually convenient date and time, and I will then send you a Booking Confirmation Email. I will then also send you a New Client Registration-History Form (to complete comprehensively and return); as well as payment details; +/- a Veterinary Referral Form (i.e. if your pet needs behavioural help and referral). This must all be with me well in advance of our first session together (further details to follow, once you have decided to book), & require time, detail & your input to complete.
If you have further questions, please just ask: firstname.lastname@example.org - I shall be happy to help. And, for more info on Inspiring Pet Teaching, please visit www.inspiringpets.com, see our FAQs, and like/follow our Facebook page.
Last updated Sept 2020
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