Our Behaviour Practitioners are approved by many Pet Insurace companies to see your dog when referred by your Veterinarian. A Canine Behaviour Consultation will last approximately two hours. The information below will guide you through a typical consultation that you may wish to book at your own home.
After your initial contact via the telephone and an explanation in brief of the problem that you wish to be present to the practitioner, your details will be recorded and the relevant psychological profile forms will be sent to you via e-mail for completion prior to the meeting.
The completed forms can be sent (preferably) in advance or handed in at the beginning of your consultation. This helps speed up the process and gives us a background of your dog, your lifestyle and the problem.
The consultation begins and the practitioner will begin to gather the pertinent information both in regard to your dogs general behaviour and lifestyle along with the problem for which you have booked. It is vital in most cases that the appropriate questions are asked and answered in order to build up a complete and accurate picture so that the correct behavioural diagnosis is made.
The second part of the Consultation may be for testing in the dogs behavioural responses if necessary, for example: walking the dog in public places to observe fear or predatory problems, playing sounds for dogs that are phobic, travelling in a car et al.
The practitioner will then explain what they believe that the problem is and its cause or probable cause. You can expect complete honesty from your practitioner and no false hopes will be given. You will be informed of the realistic chances of stopping, reducing or managing the problem.
Understanding how dogs learn is important and this will be explained to you in detail. Pertinent training and handling techniques will be demonstrated to you by example.
Any equipment recommended will be discussed and demonstrated.
After the consultation your practitioner will write a full report including all of the new behaviour programmes that you are advised to implement with your dog. A copy of this is sent to your Veterinarian unless you request otherwise.
After the consultation we aim to get your report issued as soon as possible as we are aware that the information imparted may be difficult to remember fully. We encourage much telephone or e-mail contact so that we can assess your progress and impart further advice if required.
To find out about how we can help with specific behavioural problems, select from the options on the right hand side for more information.
Dog on Dog Aggression Consultations
Dog on People Aggression Consultations
Puppy Behaviour Consultations