“What’s Your Problem? It’s Only A …”
An Introduction To Managing Dogs That “Overreact”

Presented by Helen Zulch BVSc (Hons) Dip ECAWBM(BM) CCAB MRCVS

Some dogs react to stimuli (animate and inanimate) in the environment in ways which appear to owners to be excessive and which may put themselves or others at risk. Many of these dogs are challenging for owners to manage which then may impact on the quality of life of the dog as well as the family.


This seminar will examine the most likely explanations for these reactions as well as the motivations and emotions which most commonly underlie the  dogs’ behaviour. Key principles underlying the management of these dogs to reduce risk and improve owners’ ability to manage situations will be addressed.

Event Information:


When: 10am -4:30pm, Saturday 12th November 2016.


Where: Belvedere Suite, The Lord Haldon Hotel, Exeter, EX6 7YF (see map).


Cost: £75 


Refreshments: Complimentary tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided throughout the day. The hotel will be providing soup and sandwiches which can be ordered and paid for on the day. Alternatively you are welcome to bring your own packed lunch.


How to book your place: Complete the registration form and either email or post it to:

ali@dogbehaviourconsultant.co.uk or Alison Scott, 12 Park Road, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, Sn16 0BX.

N.B. Payment must be received in order to secure your place. Email confirmation will then be sent to you. There are limited places and so book now to avoid disappointment.


How to make the payment: The payment for the full amount must be made to secure your place. Payment can be made by:

Cheque – Please make cheques payable to Alison Scott and post to 12 Park Road, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 0BX.

Bank transfer – Lloyds, Mrs Alison Scott, 77-10-13, 28661660. Please reference the payment with your surname and ‘workshop’.



About Helen Zulch:

Helen is a European Specialist in Veterinary Behaviour who has consulted and taught in the field for over ten years. She currently teaches at the University of Lincoln on the undergraduate programme and the MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour. In addition she consults in the specialist behaviour referral clinic and is involved in research in behaviour, training and cognition. She also speaks internationally at conferences and continuing professional development events.

Further information:



The impressive BEST WESTERN Lord Haldon Hotel, is set a midst rolling hills and is close to the cathedral city of Exeter. The hotel offers stunning views of the garden and the Devon countryside.


Notes and certificate of attendance:

Notes and your certificate of attendance will either be provided on the day of the event or emailed to you afterwards.


Responsible Dog Ownership:

  • Due to the nature of the event, only demonstration dogs will be allowed to attend. If you need to bring your own dog(s), there will be a morning, lunchtime and afternoon break at which time you can take your dogs for a walk around the grounds. All owners must be responsible and keep their dogs on the lead.

  • In the event of sunny weather, there is no shade in the car park.

  • Alison Scott and The lord Haldon will not be held responsible for any dogs left in cars during the seminar, or for any harm incurred when left in the car or during walks around the grounds. 



If travelling by Satnav enter the postcode for the Hotel, EX6 7YF, then go to ‘via’. Enter Ide as a via route.


From the M5 (Travelling from the North):

Leave the M5 at Junction 31 signposted to Okehampton A30.  Approximately 2 miles along that dual carriageway, the first turning on the left is a slip road, signposted to Moretonhampstead and Exeter, take that road, dropping down to an island, keep in the left hand lane, signposted to Ide and Dunchideock. After 0.7 of a mile turn left into the Village of Ide following this road through the Village of Ide up the hill into the country. After approx 2.5 miles you will see a Telephone Box on the left hand side. Take the next turning left opposite a Thatched Cottage. Follow this road for 0.5 of a mile and immediately after going under a low Stone Bridge, turn left into the entrance drive of the Hotel.(The total journey is approx 6 miles from the M5)


From the A38 (Travelling from the South):

On the A38 from Plymouth, when the Devon and Exeter Race Course is on your right, with a Petrol Station on your left, you will see a large sign to Dunchideock on your left. Turn left at the ‘T’ junction, and follow the road through the forest for approx 3 miles, going straight over any crossroads and passing Belvedere Tower on your right. After passing the village signs, turn right opposite a Thatched Cottage with pillars supporting the roof. Follow this road for 0.5 of a mile and immediately after going under a low Stone Bridge, turn left into the entrance drive of the Hotel (The hotel is approx 10 minutes from the A38).


Accommodation: Please contact me if you require the accommodation list.



  • All cancellations will inclur a £25 admin fee.

  • There are no refunds, 60 days prior to the event.  If you are unable to attend, please let me know as it may be possible to sell your ticket to someone on the waiting list.

  • In the event of the seminar being rescheduled, a new deadline 60 days prior to the rescheduled date will become effective to allow anyone who cannot attend the new date to receive a refund.

  • In the event of the semiar having to be rescheduled or cancelled, Alison Scott will not be held responsible for any financial loss from earnings, travel or expenses.  



If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me email; ali@dogbehaviourconsultant.co.uk


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