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Jane Lefler
Jane Lefler, Animal Behaviorist
Category: Dog Training
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Experience:  Dog breeder/Trainer and Behaviorist 18+ years
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This is for Jane Lefler:
The article you answered my question with was really helpful. However, when I tried to access the relevant websites I found that they were all based in America, which surprised me as Justanswer is a UK website. Consequently when trying to obtain details of a Animal Behaviourist I was unable to do so as they required an American zip code so my UK postcode was of no use. I would be grateful if you could let me have UK websites please. With thanks. Jean Maslin
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dog Training
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 4 years ago.
Hi JaCustomer,

Just Answer started in the US and I do live in the US. Most of my customers do live in the US though I do get clients from the UK, australia and other countries as well. The training techniques work on dogs whether they live in the USA or UK. These are some of the best training websites I've found and the one below is very good. Be sure and click on the link to the left on obedience. and links on subsequent pages leading to detailed instructions.

If you end up needing a behaviorist, the following page should allow you to look up a behaviorist in the UK.
Here is another site that lists trainers approved by the APDT UK.
Here is a UK based page by a well known trainer in the UK that discusses various types of aggression.

Every trainer has their own ways of training dogs and if one method doesn't seem to work, they will change their training methods for that particular dog. Like people, each dog is an individual and may require a different method of training or a different motivator. For instance, most dogs are very food oriented, but with high drive dogs, a ball or other play object can be a better reward when training. So don't be too concerned if some of the methods you read about on the net are different than the ones I suggest. I tend to use a balanced approach to training which helps point out what behavior you find unacceptable and rewards the behavior I want to see. Other trainers believe in positive only training and others like using clickers for training. I hope you will let me know after a few weeks of training how he does.
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 4 years ago.
Hi ,

Just a quick follow up to see if you have had time to review the answer I provided and to see if it was helpful.