WELCOME TO THE CANINE BEHAVIOUR REHABILITATION CENTRE
The Canine Behaviour Rehabilitation Centre began at my animal sanctuary in 2015 when I realised there was a gap in the system and a dire need for a service aimed specifically at dogs that were having issues in the home. This year I have moved this service away from my sanctuary into licenced boarding kennels for rescues and owners alike. I take in dogs for temporary rehabilitation stays, typically circa 6 weeks to be assessed, understood, rehabilitated, and prepared to go back out to their homes or their respective rescues again with new skills and new hope.
In most cases this unique service offers them their last chance to gain help for animals which would otherwise be put to sleep and has been hugely successful and worked very well in the most part with only a few dogs being unable to go back to a home environment, mainly due to special homes being very hard to find.
When everything else has been tried we are a lifeline that can help with so many issues including the usual everyday ones through to multi-level deep rooted behaviours.
OUR RESIDENTIAL SERVICE COVERS BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO:
- General behavioural issues
- Fear and phobias covering re-activeness of all levels to humans/animals/ inter dog and environment.
- Stress and anxiety
- Guarding issues of people, space, objects, and possessions.
- Aggression and Separation anxiety.
- Deep rooted trauma.
- General environmental fears e.g., of noise, objects, domestic life.
- Abuse and severe trauma due to cruelty/neglect.
- General commands and basic training/lead training and on lead manners.
- Touch therapy - taught and learnt touch with safe words for your dog.
- On site human social meets - we have a range of male and female staff that help with adaption to new people.
AND WE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT YOU REMOTELY ONCE YOUR DOG IS HOME FOR HOWEVER LONG IT TAKES.
We can also help with physical rehabilitation for reactive dogs (under vet guidance) where owners may struggle with post procedure rehabilitation due to touch reactivity or general reactivity. For instance, dogs that are unable to attend hydrotherapy clinics due to behavioural issues and can’t follow a physical exercise programme or dogs needing walking rehabilitation and regeneration of muscles and body movement.
With the legislation changes for XL bullies we can also aid with general socialisation issues, harness and muzzle training having intense experience of large breeds such as pressas, mastiffs, pits, and XL bullies both in the sanctuary and through the rehabilitation centre.
We can also offer holiday cover/ respite boarding for your dog. Coming back to us after rehab is a home from home for them as they know us and the kennels, so they easily transition and a top up on skills is of course included!
Rehabilitation is by definition 'The action of restoring something that has been damaged to its former condition, of restoring to health or normal life through training and therapy.'
Rehabilitation is an umbrella term for us that covers so much; understanding, empathy, time, patience, restoration of trust and faith in humans, building on skill sets and communication. Dogs have the ability to relearn, rebuild, and reinvent part of themselves through rehabilitation and to leave us the best dog they can be, functioning safely and happily in the home again. Of course, there are no guarantees with the severely affected dogs we try to help but, to watch a dog over time learn and move from severe fear, mistrust or over reaction into becoming a more rounded, complete happy dog who is able to meet the world calmly is the most fantastic journey for the dog and for us.
It's a journey that if not returns the dog to its "former state" then readies him to safely handle the world, his surroundings and people with the required skills and live as a HAPPY, healthy dog; happier inside and out.
Canine Behaviour Rehabilitation Centre (CBRC).