Many dogs can experience behaviour problems at some point in their life. However, by working with a qualified and experienced animal behaviour counsellor, you can improve your relationship with your pet.
As a full member of the APBC and ABTC, Alison works in conjunction with your veterinary surgeon to ensure there are no underlying medical causes, and to provide the best possible combination of medication, diet and behaviour therapy.
Our fee for a consultation is £285 You are advised to check with your pet insurance provider before booking, as usually our fees are fully or partly covered due to our APBC membership. Book your Behaviour Consultation here.
Alison – your friendly and supportive behaviour counsellor
What to expect from a consultation
Before your appointment you will be asked to complete a questionnaire about your dog’s behaviour, and for your veterinary surgeon to complete a Referral Form.
Your appointment will take place using a live video link (very easy to use). During the following 1.5 to 2 hours, your dog will be observed if possible, and we’ll discuss the likely reasons for your dogs behaviour. Finally, we’ll discuss a management and treatment plan outline; while a written summary of our key recommendations will be later sent to you, and copied to your referring vet.
A further 1.5 to 2 hour follow-up appointment will be arranged, to support you with the recommendations made (this can be split into 2 x 1 hour appointments if necessary). You will then have up to 3 months email/telephone aftercare support.
Types of issues covered
• Aggressive behaviour towards other dogs, or humans
• Separation related behaviours
• Noise sensitivities
• Resource guarding
• Inappropriate toileting
• Situational sensitivities
Please bear in mind that there are no ‘quick fixes’ for behaviour issues. You will be required to commit to the treatment plan as advised by us and will be encouraged to make use of follow-up support services.