“For us pet parents, it’s our job to guide and instil tools, enabling dogs to live comfortably and happier, in a world of ideals and expectations which often oppose their natural instincts.” – Junior Hudson


It’s an undeniable fact that owning a dog brings boundless joy. However, this relationship can also come with its share of behavioural challenges that can strain the bond between you both. From aggression and separation anxiety to excessive barking and destructive chewing, dogs can exhibit a wide range of behaviours that puzzle and concern their owners.

By gaining insight into the root causes and working closely with a behavioural expert, you can implement effective strategies to address and mitigate the challenges your dog is facing ultimately resulting in a stronger relationship and enhanced well-being for you both.

In this blog post, we’re taking a closer look at the support available for both dogs and their owners by our friends over at Waggel Pet Insurance, and how making the decision to seek support for your pet can result in life-changing results.

Impact and benefits

Behavioural support can significantly aid pet owners in managing their dogs by offering insights into canine behaviour and providing effective training strategies. By working with a professional behaviourist or trainer, you can learn firsthand how to interpret your dog’s body language, identify triggers for certain behaviours and implement positive reinforcement techniques. This support helps create a harmonious relationship between owner and pet, fostering mutual understanding and trust.

Behavioural support can also address specific issues such as aggression, anxiety, or excessive barking, which can often feel like a strain on the relationship you share. Through personalised guidance and tailored training plans, you can address these challenges in a constructive manner, leading to improved obedience and a more confident, happy dog.

Though it can often feel disheartening, with the right support system in place, you can feel empowered to navigate behavioural issues confidently and cultivate a positive environment for your beloved canine companions.

How Waggel can help

As part of their promise to all policyholders, Waggel offers a range of free and unlimited services such as online behavioural and nutrition consultations with Junior Hudson of Heal The Dog, a canine behaviour and wellness practitioner dedicated to providing the highest level of support. But who exactly are Waggel? Allow us to explain.

Waggel are one of the UK’s leading pet insurance companies paving the way for a new generation of pet owners. Waggel take the confusion out of pet insurance by providing just one kind of policy; lifetime. With annual limits of up to £15,000 and excesses of up to £500, their policies offer flexibility and security at all times. Best of all, you can adjust your policy to suit your financial needs each year at renewal.

They want to ensure you’re getting the most from your policy even when you’re not claiming and offer all members access to a range of benefits such as free 24/7 online vet care, behaviour and nutrition advice and unlimited access to a membership platform full of exclusive offers and pet-related rewards.

Heal The Dog

Junior Hudson started Heal The Dog after getting an “incredibly boisterous” puppy over ten years ago. After feeling overwhelmed with his dog’s behaviour, he reached out to trainers and ‘specialists’ looking for advice. Much to his despair, most, if not all of what he was told was unhelpful and incorrect.

After going down multiple dead-end roads, Junior decided to study dog behaviour himself. He quickly learned a few pearls of wisdom that began improving his dog’s behaviour. When his dog became seriously ill, he realised the importance of diet and health. Since then, he has spent 10 years learning, studying and immersing himself in dog behaviour, nutrition and holistic health. He has advised clients worldwide and, on occasion, even British royalty.

Junior believes that dogs need to be treated with the utmost respect. He also believes that a dog’s needs are to be appreciated and that owning a dog is a relationship, which, like any relationship, is built on understanding. It’s not about what we expect purely from our dog, but rather what we expect from each other.

Waggel work exclusively with Heal The Dog so you can get answers to all of your questions, no matter what stage you’re in of the pet ownership journey. Junior is there to help, guide, support and offer firsthand experience and knowledge to assist with dog behaviour, so your relationship with your pup can be as happy and enjoyable as possible.


In conclusion, behavioural support plays a pivotal role in enhancing the lives of dogs with challenging behaviours such as fear and anxiety, offering invaluable guidance and strategies to both pet owners and their companions.

By embracing a holistic approach that considers the dog’s physical, emotional, and environmental needs, behavioural support addresses the root causes of problematic behaviours, fostering a deeper understanding and connection between owner and pet.

Through patience, consistency, and professional guidance, pet owners can navigate challenges with confidence, ultimately nurturing a harmonious bond built on trust, mutual respect and a shared journey towards positive growth and well-being.

If you’re searching for pet insurance, why not consider Waggel and their mindful approach to every aspect of pet ownership? Best of all, quotes are entirely free and once you’re a member, you can take advantage of canine behaviour and nutrition consultations whenever you need them completely free of charge.