Dr. Raffaella Monti and Dora

When you commit yourself to one of our courses, you can be helped by three experts:


Valentina Teghillo and Graeme Sims know dogs


and Dr. Raffaella Monti knows humans.


Why three?


Well, there are two animals on the same lead and the understanding and attitude of one directly influences the progress of the other.


One example of this could be “my dog is not enthusiastic”, which most often means the human is not and the dog reacts.

Working with your dog over a long period often coincides with the pressure of work, a busy life or some sort of problem and we like to be prepared in the best way possible.




Then, sometimes you could experience difficulties such as the dog's illness, the fear of dogs or their behaviour, or even when you cannot cope with the dog loss.

Does this mean you will be psycho analysed?

No, it doesn’t. It simply means that our understanding is complete.

Dr. Raffaella Monti is not only a friendly and nice person but she has been a student of our dog training courses herself.

This means she combines the experience of a being dog owner and a student exactly like you,

as well as the knowledge and preparation to boost the human when it is necessary.

The psychological consultation is available on demand,

as it is an extra help and booster that the Graeme Sims School provides you when you ask for it.

If you're interested to know more about her contribution in the School,

you can visit Dr. Raffaella Monti's website


and if you wish to know more or book a consultation



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1) Why can I get a psychologist, psychotherapist, EMDR therapist in this dog training school?

If you wish, you can benefit of a psychologist, psychotherapist, EMDR therapist because we want to offer a complete service to you.


What do we mean?


If you stop and think about it, when you have a dog, there are two of you, two animals with distinct characteristics that live together and influence each other.


To make this relationship work well, we need to work on both and not only the dog.

This is why it's essential to have in the team a person who knows humans inside out as much as we know about dogs.


Teaching the dog only would mean to consider the human kind perfect and not in need of improving, but we all know this is not the case.


The psychological support is available even if you are not a student of our dog training courses yet, because to help your dog you need to be positively ready.

2) Can I ask for the Psychological Consultation even though I don't live in the U.K.?

Yes, you can as long as you speak Italian or English and have got access to the Internet connection with your computer, laptop or smartphone.

3) Is the Psychological Consultation included in the dog training courses the School provide?

No, it isn't. The Psychological Consultation is an extra help you can get when you ask for it. It is an on demand service.

4) How can I book a consultation with the psychologist?

You can click on the links in this page that will direct you to the Contact form where you can write to us and ask for it. Then, we will put you directly in touch with Dr. Raffaella Monti.

5) How much is the psychological consultation?

You can get this piece of information by speaking to us.

6) I have got a question not mentioned here.

For any other question that we haven't mentioned here, please, speak to us.