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 Behavioural Consultations

I am currently unable to offer behavioural consultations due to high demand for group classes

 Behavioural consultations are available for any more serious behavioural issues. These include:
  • Separation Problems
  • Noise Phobias
  • Excessive Barking
  • Agression
  • Toileting Problems
  • Fears & Anxieties
  • Obsessive Behaviours
 

A behavioural consultation consists of a two to three hour home visit. During this visit we will discuss your dogs problem behaviour in detail, so we can understand all the reasons why he is behaving in this way. We will then put together a behavioural modification programme and show you how to implement the practical methods that I suggest. This programme will be written up as a report and sent to you after your visit. The cost for the initial consult is £100 including follow up telephone advice. Where follow up home visits are required, these will be priced at  £40 an hour.

Please contact me to discuss your dogs behaviour so that I can advise you at to whether you will need to book a behaviour consult or if your dogs behaviour can be addressed during a 1-2-1 training session.

Prior to the visit

I will send you a preconsult questionaire to complete, so that I can have an understanding of your dogs history and problems. I will also ask you to take your dog to your vet for a health check. This is because some behavioural problems may have an underlying physical cause, which should be diagnosed or ruled out first. I will send you a veterinary referral form, which your vet will fill out after checking your dog.

After the consultation

You will need to allow some time each day to spend with your dog, doing the training that has been suggested. All problems are different, some may be resolved fully and in a matter of weeks. Others may take months, and some will involve improving the dogs behaviour to a point, and then providing you with effective ways to manage your dogs problems, on an ongoing basis. The longer your dog has been displaying the behaviour, the longer it will likely take to resolve.