Dog behaviour

A general canine behaviour consultation - how it works

Our Behaviour Practitioners are approved by many Pet Insurace companies to see your pet when referred by your Veterinarian. A General 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 the Centre, Clinic or your home.

Consultation fees at the Centre are from £175.00

Consultation fees at the Clinic (Fulham) from £195.00

Consultation fees at your home from £225.00

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 or post for completion prior to the meeting.

The completed forms can be sent in advance or handed in at the begining of your consultation. This helps speed up the process and gives us a background of your dog, its lifestyle and the problem.

A consultation room and practitioner will be allocated to you and your dog and they will take you through what to expect during the consultation and in private.

The consultation begins and over coffee the practitioner will begin to gather the pertinent information. 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 etc.

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.

Upon completion of the meeting, you will receive some relevant behavioural information in written form pertaining to the entire consultation and discussions.

Thereafter, your practitioner will write a full report including all of the new behaviour programmes that you are advised to implement with your dog. The report writing time is in excess of two hours work and is included in the consultation fee. 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 perhaps impart further advice if required.

To book a consultation Tel: 0845 833 0992