Dog behaviour

Aggression to people behaviour consultation

The Behaviour Practitioners are approved by many Pet Insurace companies to see your pet when referred by your Veterinarian.

A Canine Behaviour Consultation relating to a dogs aggression to people will lasts approximately two hours. The information below will guide you through a typical aggression consultation that you may wish to book at the Centre or Clinic.

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 (a standard profile form one specific to your dogs behaviour with people, both family members and people outside of the family group) 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 aggression 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 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 in the dogs aggressive responses to people if necessary (we may have observed this first hand already or have sufficient information from your description of chronological events and their behaviour with people about the place.

The practitioner will then explain what they believe that the problem is, ie the type of aggression 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 the aggression, reducing it or managing the aggression through control.

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 in situ. 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 unlss 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 remeber fully. We encourage much telephone or e-mail contact so that we can assess your progress and perhaps impart further advice if required.

It is sometimes advised that you attend our dog training courses after the consultation, which of course is your choice if recommended. Please view the training section of this site. this is particularly useful from our point of view for continuity advice.

To book a consultation Tel: 0845 833 0992