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At times we can find our dog's behaviour puzzling or troublesome, this can have a huge impact on our lives, the lives of the family and even society as a whole.  A behavioural consu [Read more ...]
At times we can find our dog's behaviour puzzling or troublesome, this can have a huge impact on our lives, the lives of the family and even society as a whole.  A behavioural consu [Read more ...]


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At times we can find our dog's behaviour puzzling or troublesome, this can have a huge impact on our lives, the lives of the family and even society as a whole.  A behavioural consultation will help you to understand your dog's behaviour and provide you with the information and practical skills to modify the unacceptable behaviour. (See below for a list of common behaviour problems)

Depending on the issue a Veterinary referral may be required prior to starting. This is to ensure that medical factors that could be affecting the problem are known and can be treated appropriately. It may be the case that the problem does not have a behavioural component and is entirely caused by medical reasons and therefore can be treated by your vet. We will happily liaise directly with your Vet to ensure they are kept informed and, where necessary, are part of the behaviour treatment and modification process.
 
A behaviour consult lasts around 2hrs where a full behavioural history will be taken and in conjunction with the veterinary history a personalised plan is formulated. We will coach you and your dog through how to carry out the training and depending on the issue, you may need to have a number of follow-up consultations, however you are under no obligation. 

Your behaviour consult includes:
  • Up to 2hrs in person or remotely with Nick, no additional travel costs, if within 30 miles of Winslow, Buckinghamshire. For a list of NIcks qualifcations, certifications and courses attended, click HERE
  • During the consult I will gather further information and behavioural history, answer any questions you may have regarding the problem behaviour and demonstrate your dog's individual behaviour change plan.
  • A copy of your dog's behaviour change plan for you to follow after the consult.
  • Where required, a written overview of the behaviour change plan sent directly to your for your vet.
  • ​Liaison with your vet where required.
  • Any additional handouts, supplied during or after the consultation and advice for any equipment required.
  • Receipt for insurance claims and/or assist completion of insurance claim form, if applicable
  • Up to 30 minutes of follow-up advice by telephone, Zoom or email.
**Due to the Covid restrictions and in the interest of yours’ and our health and to minimise the time that we are with you in person the initial session which includes, history taking and immediate advice will be completed in part or in full on Zoom or similar where possible**

As a certified behaviourist, the techniques Nick will use to change your dog's behaviour are based on a scientific understanding of animal behaviour while utilising positive reinforcement based training methods. Changing a dog's behaviour will take time, but we will work together to find the most practical way to fit this into your life and achieve the best possible outcome.

I only work with a small number of clients at a time to ensure we can provide you with an excellent service. I am proud to be recognised for achieving positive outcomes for both pet and owner.

To far away or no professional trainers nearby? Many behaviour problems can be worked on remotely using modern technology and so we are able to work with clients and accept referrals from veterinary practices nationwide. 

Common behaviour problems include:

House soiling and indoor urine marking
Aggression 
Handling problems when being groomed or during veterinary examination
Dog to dog problems
General anxiety
Barking at home, on walks or in the car
Food or object guarding
Chasing problems
Separation-related anxiety
Noise phobias and sound sensitivity

Behaviour consultation (In-Person) - £225.00 (For travel distances in excess of 30 miles from Winslow (Buckinghamshire) MK18 3-- please do get in contact with the office for a quotation). Online ​Behaviour consultation (Zoom) - £180 up to 2 hrs. 

Follow up-consultations:
  • Based on the nature of the problem behaviour, further sessions and support may be necessary, this will be discussed with you at the time, if  additional 1-1 sessions are recommended these may be purchased at £60.00* per hour thereafter - additional travel costs will apply or £50 per hour online using Zoom. 
  • Travel Costs: This is based on the HMRC and charged at the rate of 0.45p per mile. 
    
Sometimes all you need is some good reliable advice and this service may be ideal for you.
Telephone, FaceTime or Skype with our behaviour specialists - up to 30 minutes of advice for only £30
   
 



 Nick Honor 01239
 



As a full accredited member of The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (www.apdt.co.uk) I am able to display this symbol." Please check out the charter website to see what assurances this symbol brings www.ukdogcharter.org

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Reviews

15/10/2020
Rating:
"Not only do I recommend K9 stars to my clients on an almost daily basis, I also have Nick on speed dial when I'm having problems with my own dogs."​"Nick uses science based training methods which are effective, kind
Sophie White BVetMed MRCVS
15/10/2020
Rating:
"I have been very happy with the service from Nick and K9 Stars for the patients that I have referred to him either for 1 on 1 sessions or skype/telephone advice and have received very positive reviews from clients, I am very happy to refer to Nick, thank you for always answering my questions"
Wendy Stickells - Vet
15/10/2020
Rating:
"I can’t recommend Nick and his services enough, he is very thorough, generous with his time and most importantly, he knows dogs inside out! His advice and expertise helped my family through a challenging time with their dog and his behaviour problems, nothing was too much trouble, he genuinely cares. If anyone is looking for help and advice that actually works for their dog, look no further".
Emma Schofield BVSc MRCVS
31/03/2020
Rating:
Had an online session with Nick due to the Covid 19 situation. Very easy to set up the video call and worked really well. Nick offered excellent advice to our particular problem, all achievable with some work on our part. Don't hesitate to take advantage of the online consultation especially during these strange times, they work ! Thanks Nick !
Mark
19/08/2019
Rating:
I work at a Veterinary Surgery and we often recommend Nick to our clients who have dogs with behavioural issues. So when I was fostering a highly fearful Romanian street dog, who was too scared to leave the house and who hated visitors and my husband (!), I contacted Nick for help. Over the phone Nick was able to offer me immediate solutions to help with her fear and aggression towards my husband. Later on we had a 1-1 session at my house, where after assessment and a long discussion he provided me with a plan of how to move forward in preparation for her to move on to her forever home.I am pleased to say the transition went well and her new owners have implemented many of Nicks suggestions, meaning she now lives in a house with two dogs and two cats, is able to go for walks and will accept strokes and treats from strangers!I can't thank Nick enough for helping a fearful aggressive rescue dog, whose life I believe was at risk, to go on to be living a happy and relatively normal life.
Emma
11/01/2019
Rating:
We have been and continue to be so grateful for Nick’s advice on how to cope with Benji’s reactive behaviour. He has helped us enormously with ways to deal with difficulties when out walking, and is still doing so: he has supported us through the difficult days and has helped us to appreciate the days when things are going well. We would not have managed without his help.
Brian
24/11/2018
Rating:
“Please pass on our thanks to Nick; he was most helpful and professional and certainly provided us with some very useful advice and an explanation. It was so reassuring. Kind regards Donna”.
Donna and Murphy
09/10/2018
Rating:
My little dog Taffy and I are very grateful to Nick for the training help he gave us this summer. He understood our problems immediately and gave me strategies to tackle her areas of difficult behaviour. Taffy's obedience is much improved and we can enjoy life with our family, which includes small children, much more.
Julia and Taffy
03/09/2018
Rating:
I can’t recommend Nick and his services enough, he is very thorough, generous with his time and most importantly, he knows dogs inside out! His advice and expertise helped my family through a challenging time with their dog and his behaviour problems, nothing was too much trouble, he genuinely cares. If anyone is looking for help and advice that actually works for their dog, look no further.
Emma Schofield BVSc MRCVS
05/05/2018
Rating:
"Over the years we have tried various training methods for our other rescue dogs, but Nick is by far the kindest and most effective trainer we have ever met." Thank you so much, Nick, your help and support have been invaluable." 
Andrew
05/05/2018
Rating:
"Nick helped us from moment one with our incredibly nervous rescue dog, Jojo. He was compassionate, gentle and understanding, and lifted a challenging time with his humour and tireless empathy, both for Jojo, and us!He teaches in a practical, affirming way, and we have seen firsthand the positive impact that it has on dogs and humans. 
Sophie

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At times we can find our dog's behaviour puzzling or troublesome, this can have a huge impact on our lives, the lives of the family and even society as a whole.  A behavioural consultation will help you to understand your dog's behaviour and provide you with the information and practical skills to modify the unacceptable behaviour. (See below for a list of common behaviour problems)

Depending on the issue a Veterinary referral may be required prior to starting. This is to ensure that medical factors that could be affecting the problem are known and can be treated appropriately. It may be the case that the problem does not have a behavioural component and is entirely caused by medical reasons and therefore can be treated by your vet. We will happily liaise directly with your Vet to ensure they are kept informed and, where necessary, are part of the behaviour treatment and modification process.
 
A behaviour consult lasts around 2hrs where a full behavioural history will be taken and in conjunction with the veterinary history a personalised plan is formulated. We will coach you and your dog through how to carry out the training and depending on the issue, you may need to have a number of follow-up consultations, however you are under no obligation. 

Your behaviour consult includes:
  • Up to 2hrs in person or remotely with Nick, no additional travel costs, if within 30 miles of Winslow, Buckinghamshire. For a list of NIcks qualifcations, certifications and courses attended, click HERE
  • During the consult I will gather further information and behavioural history, answer any questions you may have regarding the problem behaviour and demonstrate your dog's individual behaviour change plan.
  • A copy of your dog's behaviour change plan for you to follow after the consult.
  • Where required, a written overview of the behaviour change plan sent directly to your for your vet.
  • ​Liaison with your vet where required.
  • Any additional handouts, supplied during or after the consultation and advice for any equipment required.
  • Receipt for insurance claims and/or assist completion of insurance claim form, if applicable
  • Up to 30 minutes of follow-up advice by telephone, Zoom or email.
**Due to the Covid restrictions and in the interest of yours’ and our health and to minimise the time that we are with you in person the initial session which includes, history taking and immediate advice will be completed in part or in full on Zoom or similar where possible**

As a certified behaviourist, the techniques Nick will use to change your dog's behaviour are based on a scientific understanding of animal behaviour while utilising positive reinforcement based training methods. Changing a dog's behaviour will take time, but we will work together to find the most practical way to fit this into your life and achieve the best possible outcome.

I only work with a small number of clients at a time to ensure we can provide you with an excellent service. I am proud to be recognised for achieving positive outcomes for both pet and owner.

To far away or no professional trainers nearby? Many behaviour problems can be worked on remotely using modern technology and so we are able to work with clients and accept referrals from veterinary practices nationwide. 

Common behaviour problems include:

House soiling and indoor urine marking
Aggression 
Handling problems when being groomed or during veterinary examination
Dog to dog problems
General anxiety
Barking at home, on walks or in the car
Food or object guarding
Chasing problems
Separation-related anxiety
Noise phobias and sound sensitivity

Behaviour consultation (In-Person) - £225.00 (For travel distances in excess of 30 miles from Winslow (Buckinghamshire) MK18 3-- please do get in contact with the office for a quotation). Online ​Behaviour consultation (Zoom) - £180 up to 2 hrs. 

Follow up-consultations:
  • Based on the nature of the problem behaviour, further sessions and support may be necessary, this will be discussed with you at the time, if  additional 1-1 sessions are recommended these may be purchased at £60.00* per hour thereafter - additional travel costs will apply or £50 per hour online using Zoom. 
  • Travel Costs: This is based on the HMRC and charged at the rate of 0.45p per mile. 
    
Sometimes all you need is some good reliable advice and this service may be ideal for you.
Telephone, FaceTime or Skype with our behaviour specialists - up to 30 minutes of advice for only £30
   
 



 Nick Honor 01239
 



As a full accredited member of The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (www.apdt.co.uk) I am able to display this symbol." Please check out the charter website to see what assurances this symbol brings www.ukdogcharter.org

Reviews

 Verification Image

Reviews

15/10/2020
Rating:
"Not only do I recommend K9 stars to my clients on an almost daily basis, I also have Nick on speed dial when I'm having problems with my own dogs."​"Nick uses science based training methods which are effective, kind
Sophie White BVetMed MRCVS
15/10/2020
Rating:
"I have been very happy with the service from Nick and K9 Stars for the patients that I have referred to him either for 1 on 1 sessions or skype/telephone advice and have received very positive reviews from clients, I am very happy to refer to Nick, thank you for always answering my questions"
Wendy Stickells - Vet
15/10/2020
Rating:
"I can’t recommend Nick and his services enough, he is very thorough, generous with his time and most importantly, he knows dogs inside out! His advice and expertise helped my family through a challenging time with their dog and his behaviour problems, nothing was too much trouble, he genuinely cares. If anyone is looking for help and advice that actually works for their dog, look no further".
Emma Schofield BVSc MRCVS
31/03/2020
Rating:
Had an online session with Nick due to the Covid 19 situation. Very easy to set up the video call and worked really well. Nick offered excellent advice to our particular problem, all achievable with some work on our part. Don't hesitate to take advantage of the online consultation especially during these strange times, they work ! Thanks Nick !
Mark
19/08/2019
Rating:
I work at a Veterinary Surgery and we often recommend Nick to our clients who have dogs with behavioural issues. So when I was fostering a highly fearful Romanian street dog, who was too scared to leave the house and who hated visitors and my husband (!), I contacted Nick for help. Over the phone Nick was able to offer me immediate solutions to help with her fear and aggression towards my husband. Later on we had a 1-1 session at my house, where after assessment and a long discussion he provided me with a plan of how to move forward in preparation for her to move on to her forever home.I am pleased to say the transition went well and her new owners have implemented many of Nicks suggestions, meaning she now lives in a house with two dogs and two cats, is able to go for walks and will accept strokes and treats from strangers!I can't thank Nick enough for helping a fearful aggressive rescue dog, whose life I believe was at risk, to go on to be living a happy and relatively normal life.
Emma
11/01/2019
Rating:
We have been and continue to be so grateful for Nick’s advice on how to cope with Benji’s reactive behaviour. He has helped us enormously with ways to deal with difficulties when out walking, and is still doing so: he has supported us through the difficult days and has helped us to appreciate the days when things are going well. We would not have managed without his help.
Brian
24/11/2018
Rating:
“Please pass on our thanks to Nick; he was most helpful and professional and certainly provided us with some very useful advice and an explanation. It was so reassuring. Kind regards Donna”.
Donna and Murphy
09/10/2018
Rating:
My little dog Taffy and I are very grateful to Nick for the training help he gave us this summer. He understood our problems immediately and gave me strategies to tackle her areas of difficult behaviour. Taffy's obedience is much improved and we can enjoy life with our family, which includes small children, much more.
Julia and Taffy
03/09/2018
Rating:
I can’t recommend Nick and his services enough, he is very thorough, generous with his time and most importantly, he knows dogs inside out! His advice and expertise helped my family through a challenging time with their dog and his behaviour problems, nothing was too much trouble, he genuinely cares. If anyone is looking for help and advice that actually works for their dog, look no further.
Emma Schofield BVSc MRCVS
05/05/2018
Rating:
"Over the years we have tried various training methods for our other rescue dogs, but Nick is by far the kindest and most effective trainer we have ever met." Thank you so much, Nick, your help and support have been invaluable." 
Andrew
05/05/2018
Rating:
"Nick helped us from moment one with our incredibly nervous rescue dog, Jojo. He was compassionate, gentle and understanding, and lifted a challenging time with his humour and tireless empathy, both for Jojo, and us!He teaches in a practical, affirming way, and we have seen firsthand the positive impact that it has on dogs and humans. 
Sophie