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Dynamic Dog Assessments

The most comprehensive assessment for concerned pet parents.

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Kirsten is proud to be a fully qualified and certified Dynamic Dog practitioner

What is Dynamic Dog?

Dynamic Dog is the very first program of its kind that teaches trainers and behaviourists how to spot potential pain and discomfort in dogs using specific, measurable and professional techniques from the ground up, whilst giving you an in-depth knowledge of the canine body. A Dynamic Dog consultation is very different from most canine behavioural assessments.


When a vet or behaviourist is physically present at a consultation, dog behaviour adjusts to their new environments and company. In a veterinary environment, the average dog becomes stressed, excited, distracted, and it is usual for them to mask their 'problem' behaviour or to simple not display signs of physical pain. Similarly, when a behaviourist is present, the distraction of the new company can pose similar issues,

With Dynamic Dog assessments, the owner gathers data and information in scenarios comfortable to the dog, so we are most likely to see their natural behaviour and lifestyle patterns.

All aspects of both you and your dog's day to day life are taken into consideration, including their behaviour, their diet, their movement, and their sleep and play routines. 


Working with a sound knowledge of the inner structures and systems of the dog, we understand the impact that emotional and physical health can have on a dog's behaviour. Everything is connected, and that is why we insist on a full and detailed assessment when working with you and your dog.


What should I expect on top of the standard behaviour assessment?


  • All About your Dog - Deep Dive

    • This may be carried out in person or on Zoom depending on your location. Lasting approximately 90 minutes, we take a look at what life is like for you and your dog. Be warned, we want to know everything which often leads us down previously unexplored territory. It is here that we can detect any anomalies that may lead us to a pain-related behavioural diagnosis.

  • Data Gathering

    • Additional information in visual form - photos and videos of your dog doing various activities of daily life so we can assess any physical issues.

  • Evidence Analysis

    • We then spend 48 hours going over all of the acquired data and information given to us in the consultation so that we can understand the full picture of what is going on for your dog.

  • Veterinary Report & Liaison

    • We then construct a comprehensive veterinary report with corresponding evidence and liaise with your dog's vet with our findings to ensure that any underlying health issues are diagnosed and supported to lessen the impact on your dog's behaviour.

  • Behaviour Management Plan

    • This may be short term to help you micromanage behaviour whilst additional Veterinary support is given, or longer term help can be discussed depending on assessment outcomes. Either way, we make sure you have full support during the initial Dynamic Dog Assessment.


Why is pain the name of the game?


Pain is now always expressed with a limp or a whine. Pain-related behaviour is extremely complex. Dogs don't often show that they are in discomfort in ways we would usually expect: it is often subtle and goes unnoticed for weeks, months and even years.

In a recent study carried out at Lincoln University by Daniel Mills, it was found that approximately 80% of dogs that presented with behavioural issues had some form of undiagnosed pain that was a direct cause or adding to a problematic behaviour.


A Dynamic Dog Practitioner has been taught the skills to confidently spot potential signs of discomfort and relay them to the vet so that you and your dog find relief sooner, whilst simultaneously helping you manage your dog's behaviour. 


Always consider pain as a first explanation for undesirable behaviour or changes in behaviour.

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