Dog Behaviour Consultations
I work on a Veterinary referral basis only, in accordance with the CAPBT Code of Conduct. This ensures I am aware of any medical conditions that could affect your dog's behaviour or treatment plan and that your Vet is aware of my suggestions for helping you and your pet.
Before the Consultation
If you would like me help with your dog's behavioural problems, please contact me for an initial discussion and click the link below to download and print the Veterinary liaison form.
Please take the Veterinary liasion form to your Veterinary Surgeon for them to complete. Your dog needs to have had a recent clinical examination, so I advise that you contact your Veterinary Surgeon to check if an appointment is needed for this, especially if your dog has not been seen for a while.
It often helps to get video footage of the problem behaviour and it is especially helpful for behaviours that occur when your dog is alone.
The Initial Consultation & Behavioural Assessment
I will email or post a questionnaire for you to complete prior to our appointment.
What to expect from the consultation
This consultation usually takes approximately 2 hours and requires a house visit.
The Initial Consultation involves me asking you questions about your dog's history and life style, as well as questions relating to the behaviour problem itself in order for me to gain as much information as possible that could be relevant to your dogs problem.
A house visit is necessary for my Behavioural Assessment, as this ensures your pet is more at ease in its own environment, allowing me to accurately assess your pet's personality, sensitivities, general mood and environment.
This consultation will enable me to assess what the behaviour problem is and why it is happening.
After the Behavioural Assessment, I will be able to provide you with an initial management plan aimed at providing you with relief from what can often be a stressful and upsetting problem to deal with.
I will also explain what will be needed in order to provide a more long term solution for the behaviour problem. Often a training plan will be necessary in order to achieve this. If this is the case we will discuss the options available that will work best for you and your lifestyle.
Please note, that I will not do any training with your dog at this appointment. Often it is necessary to take measures aimed at laying the appropriate groundwork before the problem is addressed directly. Once these changes have been put in place it will help ensure the best possible circumstances for resolving the behavioural problem.
You will receive a written report detailing my assessment of the problem and my initial suggestions for help.
After an agreed period of time, a follow up appointment will be arranged to discuss your dog's progress and what stage to progress to next. This visit will last 1 hour.
Initial Consultation and Behavioural Assessment Fee
This includes travel expenses and a 1 hour follow up visit
What happens after the Initial Consultation and Behaviour Assessment?
If training is necessary, I will discuss the most appropriate training package for you and your dog.
If appropriate, I can offer a Day Training service which involves me training your dog for you during two to three, 1 hour sessions a week, with an additional session for me to transfer to you the things your dog has learnt, so you and your dog can practise in order to help resolve your dogs behaviour issue providing you live within 1 hour of Banbury, Hook Norton or Deddington.
I also offer email or telephone back up as and when you need it, for as long as you need it!
Please note; Day Training Packages may depend on your location in relation to myself or
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