Helping with your dog’s behaviour

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification“Owning a dog is a privilege with responsibilities; not a right with entitlements.” RSPCA

Leadchanges is all about dogs, dog/human psychology and exploring the connection between them.  Everything we do takes this into consideration.

Leadchanges is dog behaviour with a difference. Tamasine Smith understands the psychology of dogs and offers a way of working with your dog that you will probably not have come across before, delivering a programme of useful steps to help your dog become a full member of your family. The key is to get your dog to be part of the decision making process, taking responsibility for his/her own actions in a non coercive way. Tamasine uses science based techniques and reward based training to achieve this.

Learning is most successfully achieved in a relaxed and safe environment (for the dog, as well as the human), which is why our one to one dog behaviour work takes place in the dog’s home. Sessions should be fun, for both the dog and the human. You won’t see any of the normal training drills you might expect – rather the dogs are guided so as to make the right choice easy and the wrong choice difficult, with minimum instruction.

Most people want their dog to be a fun family member, not an obedience champion – that is our goal.


Sarah, Norwich

Leadchanges are great. Tamasine is so knowledgeable and very patient with both dog and owner. The dog wasn't terribly badly behaved, but she lacked confidence and got confused occasionally, leading her to guard stuff she shouldn't! Am very happy with how the training is going, and the follow-up support by email has been really good too. The program is hard work and needs to be followed consistently but I am really pleased with the results so far. I think the dog and I are both happier now. Many thanks!

Sarah
2017-03-10T05:31:49+00:00
Leadchanges are great. Tamasine is so knowledgeable and very patient with both dog and owner. The dog wasn't terribly badly behaved, but she lacked confidence and got confused occasionally, leading her to guard stuff she shouldn't! Am very happy with how the training is going, and the follow-up support by email has been really good too. The program is hard work and needs to be followed consistently but I am really pleased with the results so far. I think the dog and I are both happier now. Many thanks! Sarah
Lula

Paul and Lula

Facebook Review

I really can't thank Tamasine enough for all of her advice and help in training Lula. We have only had two sessions and in the last two weeks we have seen such a huge change in Lula's behaviour. I highly recommend Tamasine to any one in need of a knowledgeable, friendly and patient trainer.
We will keep up all of the hard work and thank you once again for all of your help and a
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2016-11-16T05:54:57+00:00
Lula
Facebook Review I really can't thank Tamasine enough for all of her advice and help in training Lula. We have only had two sessions and in the last two weeks we have seen such a huge change in Lula's behaviour. I highly recommend Tamasine to any one in need of a knowledgeable, friendly and patient trainer. We will keep up all of the hard work and thank you once again for all of your help and a

Donny & Elsa

Tamasine taught me to train my sweet Labrador Elsa she gave me really good ideas on how to deal with her lead issues by using treats and encouragement I can see a change in her after only 1 session I just have to be patient with her and keep up what she has taught me every day excellent trainer and ideas thank you Tamasine
2017-10-10T06:11:20+00:00
Tamasine taught me to train my sweet Labrador Elsa she gave me really good ideas on how to deal with her lead issues by using treats and encouragement I can see a change in her after only 1 session I just have to be patient with her and keep up what she has taught me every day excellent trainer and ideas thank you Tamasine

Denise & Harley

Google Review

Tamasine came to see me and more importantly my dog on Monday, as soon as she walked in I felt totally at ease, she spent 3 hours with us and was so informative and professional.

She explained in detail the issues i had with my dog and talked me through step by step how to work with my dog to achieve positive results. Tamasine also provides follow up information and is there via email or telephone should I need her. I would totally recommend Tamasine and Leadchanges.
5.0
2017-03-23T05:57:59+00:00
Google Review Tamasine came to see me and more importantly my dog on Monday, as soon as she walked in I felt totally at ease, she spent 3 hours with us and was so informative and professional. She explained in detail the issues i had with my dog and talked me through step by step how to work with my dog to achieve positive results. Tamasine also provides follow up information and is there via email or telephone should I need her. I would totally recommend Tamasine and Leadchanges.

Belinda & Buddy

Google Review

Tamasine worked with us and our Frenchie Buddy on Friday, and she was amazing. She is clearly very knowledgeable but is also very skilled at identifying the areas that you need some help with and she also managed to make the session fun for all of us.

Buddy's response to her was incredible, we have never seen anyone hold his attention for such lengthy periods, and he also clearly enjoyed the stimulation of the training. Tamasine followed up the session with lots of information, including video clips and we are looking forward to starting to embed the training that she has given us but we are also reassured that we can contact Tamasine over the next few weeks if we need to.
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2017-10-16T05:49:14+00:00
Google Review Tamasine worked with us and our Frenchie Buddy on Friday, and she was amazing. She is clearly very knowledgeable but is also very skilled at identifying the areas that you need some help with and she also managed to make the session fun for all of us. Buddy's response to her was incredible, we have never seen anyone hold his attention for such lengthy periods, and he also clearly enjoyed the stimulation of the training. Tamasine followed up the session with lots of information, including video clips and we are looking forward to starting to embed the training that she has given us but we are also reassured that we can contact Tamasine over the next few weeks if we need to.
Debbie & Teddy

Debbie & Teddy

We found Tamasine very helpful, understanding and patient with us and Teddy. We felt totally at ease. Tamasine also goes the extra mile calling in the following day, much appreciated. Would definetly recommend.

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2017-06-10T06:01:29+00:00
Debbie & Teddy
We found Tamasine very helpful, understanding and patient with us and Teddy. We felt totally at ease. Tamasine also goes the extra mile calling in the following day, much appreciated. Would definetly recommend. Xx

Hilary & Monty

Over the last two years i have spoken to several trainers and behaviourists about my lovely dog Monty, but Tamasine was the first to properly communicate to me, Monty's anxiety and lack of impulse control.

The detailed personalised plan is so comprehensive it is almost overwhelming, but if you take your time, all the information you need is there. It has been particularly helpful to be able email Tamasine with questions and frustrations, and she has always responded quickly with wonderful advice.

Monty and I are making great progress and enjoying every move in the right direction.

Thank you Tamasine
2017-09-26T06:06:41+00:00
Over the last two years i have spoken to several trainers and behaviourists about my lovely dog Monty, but Tamasine was the first to properly communicate to me, Monty's anxiety and lack of impulse control. The detailed personalised plan is so comprehensive it is almost overwhelming, but if you take your time, all the information you need is there. It has been particularly helpful to be able email Tamasine with questions and frustrations, and she has always responded quickly with wonderful advice. Monty and I are making great progress and enjoying every move in the right direction. Thank you Tamasine

Sarah and Ruby

Bark.com Review:

Tamasine was brilliant, what a massive difference in a small amount of time. Lovely lady, knows her stuff! I will be recommending her. Class was fun and Steve & I had a giggle too.
5.0
2017-01-31T18:24:26+00:00
Bark.com Review: Tamasine was brilliant, what a massive difference in a small amount of time. Lovely lady, knows her stuff! I will be recommending her. Class was fun and Steve & I had a giggle too.

Karen & Bob

Tamasine has a tremendous affinity with dogs and soon had our 14 week old golden eating out of her hand. As she wasn't leash trained it really was starting with the basics but by the time she left our puppy was managing to walk well tethered to me, sitting before entering another room and had started to master down!

Quite outstanding really but most importantly she spent time supporting and training the humans and although not as quick to learn as our pup we did pretty well and have been able to build on what Jess learnt and with all the resources Tamasine has shared with us we are confident we will be able to continue to train our pup to become a thoughtful, kind and obedient canine ready to meet the world. Thank you Tamasine we would definitely recommend you.
2017-08-14T06:06:29+00:00
Tamasine has a tremendous affinity with dogs and soon had our 14 week old golden eating out of her hand. As she wasn't leash trained it really was starting with the basics but by the time she left our puppy was managing to walk well tethered to me, sitting before entering another room and had started to master down! Quite outstanding really but most importantly she spent time supporting and training the humans and although not as quick to learn as our pup we did pretty well and have been able to build on what Jess learnt and with all the resources Tamasine has shared with us we are confident we will be able to continue to train our pup to become a thoughtful, kind and obedient canine ready to meet the world. Thank you Tamasine we would definitely recommend you.

Hayley

Excellent quality dog behavioural training and after care service. Tamasine certainly knows what she is doing - both my dog and I look forwards to more training sessions.
2017-07-27T06:03:16+00:00
Excellent quality dog behavioural training and after care service. Tamasine certainly knows what she is doing - both my dog and I look forwards to more training sessions.
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Tamasine studies with the
British College of Canine Studies

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