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 initially 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.


Luke & Teddy

5 Star Bark.com Review

Upon arrival Tamasine got straight to work with my anxious Pekingnese Teddy at the door and after a few minutes he was ready to engage. Tamasine is wonderfully encouraging and really learns to understand the various issues our furry friends might have. She talked through different techniques in a clear, concise way and being someone who learns slowly I found it easy to keep up. I'm really happy I came to Bark and Tamasine got in contact with me because I can now look forward to the future with Teddy and helping to build his confidence as well as mine. The session is so absorbing the time flies by, which shows how fun it is to work with our pets and to see their world filled with joy. I only wish I'd done it sooner! The next few days after the session Tamasine generously sends helpful written information of the lesson including other useful tips. Thank you Tamasine for sharing your gifts with canines and owners! Wishing you all the best. Luke X
5.0
2017-11-20T18:52:49+00:00
5 Star Bark.com Review Upon arrival Tamasine got straight to work with my anxious Pekingnese Teddy at the door and after a few minutes he was ready to engage. Tamasine is wonderfully encouraging and really learns to understand the various issues our furry friends might have. She talked through different techniques in a clear, concise way and being someone who learns slowly I found it easy to keep up. I'm really happy I came to Bark and Tamasine got in contact with me because I can now look forward to the future with Teddy and helping to build his confidence as well as mine. The session is so absorbing the time flies by, which shows how fun it is to work with our pets and to see their world filled with joy. I only wish I'd done it sooner! The next few days after the session Tamasine generously sends helpful written information of the lesson including other useful tips. Thank you Tamasine for sharing your gifts with canines and owners! Wishing you all the best. Luke X
Milo

Sue & Milo: Foundations For Life Puppy Class

Milo & I really enjoyed this course, it has given me the basic understanding of how to get Milo to listen to and obey my commands and given us something we can really build upon. Lots of useful information was provided as back up and I will be referring to this constantly. Thank you for an enjoyable course!
5.0
2017-11-20T18:50:10+00:00
Milo
Milo & I really enjoyed this course, it has given me the basic understanding of how to get Milo to listen to and obey my commands and given us something we can really build upon. Lots of useful information was provided as back up and I will be referring to this constantly. Thank you for an enjoyable course!

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.
5.0
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.
Lola

Charli & Lola

Google Review

100% recommend! The home visit with the training exercise helped my Lola the Podenco so much. She struggles with paying attention to me and getting worked up over dogs and small furries on walks. The exercises we were given have already improved her behaviour so much, and it's only been 4 days! I also received a hugely detailed and helpful personalised program via email with videos, links, and advice as well as a rundown of all our exercises.

Tamasine is friendly, knowledgeable, and worked so well with my often nervous Lola! Can't wait to see more of Lola's improvements as we continue to follow the program. 🙂
5.0
2017-06-25T05:51:24+00:00
Lola
Google Review 100% recommend! The home visit with the training exercise helped my Lola the Podenco so much. She struggles with paying attention to me and getting worked up over dogs and small furries on walks. The exercises we were given have already improved her behaviour so much, and it's only been 4 days! I also received a hugely detailed and helpful personalised program via email with videos, links, and advice as well as a rundown of all our exercises. Tamasine is friendly, knowledgeable, and worked so well with my often nervous Lola! Can't wait to see more of Lola's improvements as we continue to follow the program. 🙂

Karen & her ‘min pins’

Google Review

I cannot express the gratitude and admiration I have for Leadchanges. Tamasine is professional and friendly a difficult combination to get right. My two min pins have very different characters and difficulties which needed guidance for us to get them back on track. Us guiding and them following not the other way round! Would recommend to anyone with problems with their dogs a first class service.
5.0
2017-06-27T06:08:09+00:00
Google Review I cannot express the gratitude and admiration I have for Leadchanges. Tamasine is professional and friendly a difficult combination to get right. My two min pins have very different characters and difficulties which needed guidance for us to get them back on track. Us guiding and them following not the other way round! Would recommend to anyone with problems with their dogs a first class service.
Sarah & Mason

Sarah & Mason

I have a golden lab called Mason, got him from a dog trust centre, I thought it would be a big challenge to train him as I didn't know anything about him.

So I had just two training sessions with Tamasine, Mason is a new dog I feel so relaxed now when out on walks and meeting other dogs, it was fun to learn new things and teach Mason lots of tricks..
2017-10-13T06:16:11+00:00
Sarah & Mason
I have a golden lab called Mason, got him from a dog trust centre, I thought it would be a big challenge to train him as I didn't know anything about him. So I had just two training sessions with Tamasine, Mason is a new dog I feel so relaxed now when out on walks and meeting other dogs, it was fun to learn new things and teach Mason lots of tricks..
Freddie

Tricia and Freddie

Tamasine was very professional and easy to work with, she made it easily understood why we were doing what we were.

The training we needed was to get our dog Freddie to focus on us basically and know how to teach him what was right and wrong.

He has made fantastic progress and it was money well spent

Tricia
2017-10-11T18:17:13+00:00
Freddie
Tamasine was very professional and easy to work with, she made it easily understood why we were doing what we were. The training we needed was to get our dog Freddie to focus on us basically and know how to teach him what was right and wrong. He has made fantastic progress and it was money well spent Tricia

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.
Pippa

Sarah and Pippa

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 Beare
5.0
2017-10-11T17:51:13+00:00
Pippa
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 Beare

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
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Tamasine studies with the
British College of Canine Studies

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Tamasine is a BARK Professional

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification

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