Our Canine Behaviour Practitioners are approved by most Pet Insurance Companies to see your pet when referred by your Veterinarian.
A Canine Behaviour Consultation relating to a dogs aggression to other dogs will last approximately two hours. The information below will guide you through a typical aggression consultation that you may wish to book at your 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 email 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, lifestyle and the aggression problem.
The consultation will begin by gathering pertinent information. It is vital in most cases that the appropriate questions are asked and answered in respect of the aggression in order to build up a complete and accurate picture so that the correct behavioural diagnosis is made.
The second part of the consultation will be for testing the dogs aggressive responses to other dogs. We have a number of trained dogs of both genders to use for the tests which accompany us on visits and remain in our specialist vehicles until required.
The practitioner will then explain what they believe that the problem is, i.e. the type of aggression and the 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 the aggression, reducing it or managing the aggression through control.
We will then revisit the stooge dogs and training and handling techniques will be demonstrated to you by example in the situation. Any equipment recommended will be discussed and demonstrated.
Thereafter, 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 can be sent to your Veterinarian if required.
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