Edinburgh Rescue Dog Training

Take your rescue from fearful to flourishing

When you welcomed in your rescue dog, you may have had a glorious honeymoon period where everything seemed almost perfect!

And then suddenly everything changed… and not in a good way.

The Rescue Dog Honeymoon Period

The rescue dog honeymoon period is entirely normal. If you’ve rescued a dog from Romania, Cypress, Spain, Greece or anywhere overseas, your dog has had a huge upheaval from what was their normal.

This may lead to your rescue dog

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showing signs of aggression, growling, barking, or lunging
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regressing and finding it hard to settle in their new home
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refusing to walk or over-reacting to cars, people, and other dogs
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feeling anxious or scared of things in their environment
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Specialist Training For Rescue Dogs From Abroad

Rescue dogs from abroad are completely different to our UK dogs. Whether street dogs themselves or descendants from street dogs, their genetics and typical behaviours are not the same as most dogs you may know or previously owned.

And that’s why everything feels so different. If you’ve had a dog before then you might be feeling overwhelmed and confused about why everything that’s worked before just isn’t cutting it or making any difference with your foreign rescue dog.

Rescue dogs from overseas need a tailored approach that differs from traditional dog training methods.

Enter my 12 week programme of bespoke dog training especially for rescue dogs from abroad.

The Rescue Dog Training Programme

Rescue dogs need help with confidence and trust, as well as owners who understand them.

Your dog’s new world is miles from what they’re used to, so we need to help your dog blossom in confidence and adapt to their new life with ease.

6 x 1 hour 121 sessions – Fortnightly appointments

These sessions take place in your home and your local area, so we can address the behaviour problems you’re facing where they occur.
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A bespoke training plan tailored to you and your dog.

Every dog is different and they have all had their own life experiences.

As a holistic dog behaviourist, I look at your whole dog to create a training plan uniquely for them.

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Easy-to-follow plan of action after each session.

You’ll receive an easy-to-follow action plan after every session, written in plain English so you’re never trying to translate complicated dog behaviour jargon!
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24/7 access to me – your moral support and training guide throughout

I’m here for you throughout our programme together.

You’ll never be left struggling – whether you just need an understanding ear or fast advice on what to do, I’m just a message away.

A basic movement, posture & gait assessment

We’ll explore whether there are any physical issues that are contributing to your rescue dog’s behaviour with a basic assessment.

Approximately 80% of dogs with behaviour problems have some form or undiagnosed pain, so it’s important to rule this out early on.

A welcome pack of my favourite training treats

I use treats with my training plans to help your dog to grow in confidence.

An enrichment toy or training aid to help exercise your dog’s brain

Whilst the outside world may present problems for your rescue, we can build value in enrichment to help your dog develop their optimistic streak! I’ll show you how at our first session!

Private Facebook community with people who UNDERSTAND

You’ll be invited into our private community of reactive and rescue dog owners who’ve walked in your shoes.

It’s a supportive space to ask questions, share experiences and share videos of your training for help. We celebrate wins together and support one another on those down days we all have.

READY TO HELP YOUR RESCUE RECOVER AND RELAX?

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Worth every penny!

Our Romanian rescue (Bennie) was struggling to adapt to his new life. He was very aggressive with people and other dogs out on walks .

Suzanne has helped enormously with Bennie’s behaviour improving, as well as training us. She is incredibly patient, always had a different approach up her sleeve if something wasn’t working and nothing was too much hassle .

Couldn’t recommend her expertise any more highly, worth every penny.

Euan and Bennie

Worth every penny!

Our Romanian rescue (Bennie) was struggling to adapt to his new life. He was very aggressive with people and other dogs out on walks.

Suzanne has helped enormously with Bennie’s behaviour improving, as well as training us. She is incredibly patient, always had a different approach up her sleeve if something wasn’t working and nothing was too much hassle.

Couldn’t recommend her expertise any more highly, worth every penny.

Euan and Bennie

A remarkable empathy!

It was obvious from the very start that Suzanne has a remarkable empathy with the dogs she engages with. She and our Romanian rescue dog struck up a rapport before the end of the first session. At the start of subsequent sessions the dog was excited to see Suzanne and enthusiastic to work with her.

The issues which we were having with our dog have been resolved and the additional training techniques which we've been taught have been very worthwhile. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Suzanne and Edinburgh Holistic Dogs.

Bob and Breagha

A remarkable empathy!

It was obvious from the very start that Suzanne has a remarkable empathy with the dogs she engages with. She and our Romanian rescue dog struck up a rapport before the end of the first session. At the start of subsequent sessions the dog was excited to see Suzanne and enthusiastic to work with her.

The issues which we were having with our dog have been resolved and the additional training techniques which we've been taught have been very worthwhile. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Suzanne and Edinburgh Holistic Dogs.

Bob and Breagha

From over-reactive and stressed to confident and relaxed

Suzanne from Edinburgh Holistic Dogs helped us so much with our Romanian rescue dog. We went from an over-reactive and stressed dog to a really confident and more relaxed one. All of the advice was great and specific to our dog and her problems
Axelle & Cali

From over-reactive and stressed to confident and relaxed

Suzanne from Edinburgh Holistic Dogs helped us so much with our Romanian rescue dog. We went from an over-reactive and stressed dog to a really confident and more relaxed one. All of the advice was great and specific to our dog and her problems
Axelle & Cali

Local areas covered:
Cousland, Straiton, Falkirk, Dalkeith, Broxburn, Grangemouth
Edinburgh, Cramond, Portobello, Bonnyrigg, Musselburgh, Penicuik, Tranent, Gorebridge, Kirkliston, Balerno, Linlithgow & Glasgow