At your home in Oeiras, Cascais, Sintra e Lisboa (Restelo)

When behavioural problems arise in our four-legged friends, they can be a source of stress for everyone involved, being often applied strategies that may actually be worsening the behavior in question, causing a deterioration and loss of trust in the relationship between dog and guardian.

My job is precisely to help in the communication and development of the relationship between tutors and their dogs! 

In doing so, I explain and interpret the behavior in question and the body language of your friend, clarify doubts about the natural behaviors of the species and help in the modification of behavioral problems and unwanted behaviors. 

The choice of the professional is important and will make a big difference in the interaction and daily interactions with your dog, for this reason I emphasize that my approach to behavioral modification and animal training is based on scientific methods, without any use of force and abusive tools that cause pain or suffering, always respecting animal welfare!

Services

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BEHAVIOURAL ASSESSEMENT



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BEHAVIOURAL MODIFICATION

BASIC EDUCATION

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PUPPIES


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FACE-TO-FACE COACHING AND ONLINE SESSIONS

Each dog is unique and all deserve individual attention, for this reason, the behavioral assessment, follow-up and basic education sessions are personalized and carried out in their environment, both indoors and outdoors, in addition to a specific and individual program of behavioral modification and/or training adapted to the needs of your dog.

Tutors will always be the greatest contributing factor for improvements in the overall behavior and well-being of their companions, since it is with them that they are daily. Dog Factor offers scientific and ethical tools as well as knowledge to help guardians understand the reasons behind their dog's behavior and body language, and how to modify them in a continuous and autonomous way. 

Some examples of behavioral problems and most common unwanted behaviors: 

⚈ Hyperactivity 

⚈ Separation anxiety 

⚈ Excessive barking 

⚈ Abnormal repetitive behaviors 

⚈ Toilet training   

⚈ Aggressiveness directed at animals and humans 

⚈ Fears, phobias and generalized anxiety  

⚈ Destructive Behaviors  

⚈ Destructive Behaviors  

Among others... 

If you have any questions about any service or value of them, please send an email to info@dogfactor.pt, so that you can help in the best way!

About Dog Factor




I believe that communication, mutual respect and trust are crucial pillars in building and developing a healthy and friendly relationship between tutors and their companions.

Ana Inês Antunes

CPDT-EIC

Dog Factor was founded in 2018 by Ana Inês Antunes, thanks to her dog Django, who has become an inspiration to embrace this project that aims to improve communication and relationship between tutors and their four-legged friends.

After 12 years working as a Veterinary Assistant, where she developed skills and knowledge both at the nursing level and in the stress-free management of dogs and cats, she continued her studies by doing specialized education in the area of animal behavior and welfare, in addition to participating in various seminars, workshops, lectures, webinars and congresses.

Ana Inês believes that Ethology and Behavioralism are sciences that, in addition to being constantly evolving, are important for those who deal with animals in daily basis, being essential professional updating and knowledge of them, not only in dogs but also in cats, horses and other animals.

When interacting with animals, she's based on natural communication and mutual respect.

Her approach to behavioral modification and animal training is based on scientific methods without any use of force and abusive tools that cause pain or suffering, always respecting animal welfare.

Ethically, she believes in the following achronomy:

LIMA
    "least intrusive, minimally aversive”

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Of professional edutation, it stands out (among others):​​​

Working with Canine Behaviour Analysis and Application - Level 5 - Behaviourist (in progress); IMDTB, Institute of Modern Dog Trainers & Behaviour 

Certificate in Applied Animal Ethology (in progress); Ethology Institute Cambridge, Animal Behavior and Learning

Certified Professional Dog Trainer; Ethology Institute Cambridge, Animal Behavior and Learning    

The Sirius Dog Trainer Academy Course; Ian Dunbar PhD MRCVS BVetMe

Crucial Concepts in Dog Behaviour & Training Course; Ian Dunbar PhD MRCVS BVetMe 

Certified Advanced Canine Nutrition Specialist; DNM University 

Certified Raw Dog Food Nutrition Specialist; DNM University

Curso de Auxiliar de Veterinária; Monitor Institute, Business and Vocational Courses, Lda​​

Curso de Primeiros Socorros em Animais de Companhia; Monitor Institute, Business and Vocational Courses, Lda​

Of suplementary edutation, it stands out (among others):

Individual Mentoring Sessions of  "Functional Assessment and Dog Behavior Modification Program , Social Teaching Program for    Puppies and Adults and Coaching the Dog Owners (youth and adults)"; Roberto Barata, CAAE-EIC 

Seminar “Animal Behavior Modification, a New Human Science-Based View” Anthrozoology ; Roberto Barata, CAAE-EIC 

Seminar “Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT) for Dog Reactivity”; Grisha Stewart, MA, CPDT-KA 

Workshop “Animal Training My Way”; Prof. Roger Abrantes, PhD    

Lecrures “Comprehension of Equine Welfare” e “Antrozoology and Animal Training ; Roberto Barata, CAAE-EIC e Tilde Detz-Jensen, GAT-EIC

Cat Handling Programme; Feliway® Ceva 

I & II Workshop “Pet-Friendly Clinic”; Dr Gonçalo da Graça Pereira e Drª Sara Fragoso

Seminar “No Stress Clinic”; Dr Gonçalo da Graça Pereira e Drª Sara Fragoso

 VIII  Nursing Congress of the Veterinary Hospital of Montenegro; Neurology without secrets - Behaviour Room

V Nursing Congress of the Veterinary Hospital of Montenegro; Geriatrics without secrets

Official Ambassador 

The Ethology Institute offers courses in animal behaviour, learning and behavioural modification.

With all programs / certificates available we can count on scientific knowledge, high standards, personalized monitoring and flexibility!

"Knowledge to everyone... everywhere" 

Tel: (+351) 910 876 503 | Email: info@dogfactor.pt
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