Clinical Behaviour Advice and Training
Our Behaviour Package Explained:
DISCOVERY CALL: We recommend a free 15 minute 'discovery' call where we will ask you a few short questions about your dog's behaviour. The purpose of this call is to better understand the issues you are experiencing. We may either agree to take your case or recommend the most appropriate specialist. Please book a time for this call via the link below.
BOOKING FORMS: After your discovery call, we will send you a 'behavioural assessment form' and a 'vet referral' form for your vet to complete. To proceed with any behavioural assistance, we require both of these documents to be completed and returned to us in advance of organising a date for your consultation.
BEHAVIOURAL CONSULTATION: Your behavioural consultation will be split into two sessions:
- 1–2 hour history taking & initial assessment
For this session we will focus on gathering more information about your dog, your dog's history and behavioural issues based on information provided to us in your forms. This will help us to make the most appropriate behavioural diagnosis going forward and treatment plan.
- 1 hour initial diagnosis & treatment plan
This is where we will discuss an initial diagnosis and offer you a management and training plan to take forward.
BEHAVIOUR REPORT: After your full consultation, you will receive a brief bullet pointed overview of the advised treatment plan within 24 hours. One week after this you will receive a full and extensive behaviour report. This can also be sent to your referring vet who we would be happy to work closely with to provide the best collaborative care for your dog.
3 MONTH FOLLOW UP SUPPORT & TRAINING: After your consultation, we won't leave you high and dry! You have 3 x 1 hour follow-up sessions to book in with us. These are there to be used for re-assessment of how the behaviour plan is going, and also to support you fully with the practical side of training. We recommend having appropriate amounts of time between each session to allow you to train with your dog, and also to give them time to develop their new skills and for behaviour modification to take place. The most appropriate time periods between sessions will vary from case to case. In between your sessions, we will stay in touch via WhatsApp and/ or email for 3 months to make sure that training and management is going well. You can also get in touch to have any emergency questions answered, and also for us to assess video footage of your training. This way, we can make adjustments to your training as necessary. We will be there to help and support you when you need it! Behaviour work can be emotionally difficult sometimes, but we want to make sure that you won't feel alone.
Behaviour Package Price: £549
*Consult length will vary in time depending on the complexity of the case. Time between consultation sessions can be decided on a case-to-case basis. In simple cases, this may be the same day. Alternatively, in a more complex case, we may require a day or two.
*All information provided during your consultation will be entirely confidential between client and clinician. However, with your permission, we may request to share information about a case with a mentor, fellow clinician, or vet behaviourist to make sure that our treatment plan provided is the very best it can be for your dog.
*Behaviour modification can take varying levels of time to see positive changes. Some issues can be resolved or improved in just a few weeks, but other more complicated cases may take many months of dedication. In some cases, behaviour may never be fully resolved, but through appropriate management and understanding, living with this behaviour can be made more safe and manageable. We are here to support and guide you, but there are no quick fixes! The welfare and happiness of your dog, your family and public safety will always be our top priorities.
*Behaviour modification can only work if you are dedicated to the behaviour plan. We will be here to support and cheer you and your dog on, celebrate all of your successes and be there for you if anything doesn't go quite to plan.
*Behaviour includes: separation related issues, resource guarding, reactivity to people or other dogs, aggression, self-harm and repetitive behaviours
*The difference between training and behaviour:
Training - includes teaching any new behaviours (recall/ loose lead walking)
Behaviour - includes any established behaviours that need to be modified, usually caused by certain emotions (e.g. fear, anxiety or frustration resulting in aggression, destructive behaviours or reactivity)