Private Behavioural Consultations
Private Behavioural Consultations are designed to assist dogs which have developed more serious behavioural concerns. I am here to support you while we work together to help your dog with the difficulties they are experiencing. My home visits enable me to gather relevant information that will help me understand how we can improve the situation and set you both on the right path to achieve the desired results.
The information gathered during my visit is based on the careful observation of your dog’s body language, the signals they display, the way in which they interact with people and other dogs, and also by watching the behaviours they show within their environment. When assessing a dog, these observations, along with your important input, can act as a tool to gather information that will help guide and assist me in creating an appropriate training plan and/or treatment plan for your individual dog, one that will set both yourself and your dog up for success.
Examples of Behavioural Problems can include but are not limited to:
- Barking at dogs on walks
- Escaping from the yard
- Fear of other dogs
- Fear of people
- Mild Aggression
- Mild Aggression towards other dogs
- Mild Separation Anxiety
- Multi-dog household issues
- Resource Guarding
- Toileting issues
- Uncontrollable Behaviour
My job is to assess whether I am able to assist you with your dogs particular behavioural problem. If I feel I can address the problem with training and management strategies alone, I will provide you with this advice immediately. I will also send a training plan, via email, for you to refer to and I keep in contact with you for on-going support.
However, it is important to understand that not all behavioural problems can be addressed using training alone, as they may have associated psychological and/or physiological factors. Keeping this in mind during our assessment, I may decide that the best option for your dog’s welfare and well-being, is to refer you to a Veterinary Behaviourist. The Veterinary Behaviourist will then provide me with all of the important information that is required for me to step back in and continue with your dog’s training plan when appropriate.
Please contact me any time to discuss your dog’s concern. I understand that these problems can be very sensitive issues that require patience and lots of support and guidance from your dog trainer. I am here to support you through this process, whether it be through a referral and/or on-going training.
*Severe cases of aggression, separation anxiety and other associated anxiety disorders will be referred directly to a Veterinary Behaviourist*