Canine Behavioural Help
Does your Dog:
We can help!
Sometimes, pets can develop behavioural problems. These can include aggression, destructiveness, nervousness, self-mutilation, excessive barking and more. It's tempting to put up with problem behaviour in the hope it'll get better. It usually doesn't. And in fact the longer behavioural problems are left to continue, the more entrenched they tend to become.
Problem behaviour can lead to your pet being unhappy, as well as making life miserable for you. So it's important you tackle it with kind but effective methods as soon as possible.
Behaviour consultations are designed for dogs that are experiencing some form of unwanted behaviour. Those behaviours can vary from destructive dogs, separation anxiety, aggression to basic manners and all the little bits in-between!
1-2-1 behaviour consultations will help you and your dog communicate with each other.
A behavioural consultation consists of a visit to your home, which will last approx. 2.5-3.5 hours. Thereafter you will receive a copy of the consultation, a written consultation report sent to you referring veterinarian, a detailed and individually tailored behavioural medication programme for you and your pet, completion of insurance form (if applicable) and follow up support as required.
Pet Behavioural Consultation - How it works
Step 1 - vet referral
The first step is to contact your your vet to request a veterinary referral. This is to make sure there are no physical or medical reasons for your pet’s behaviour. After this check, your vet can refer your pet to me. If you have any questions about vet referrals, please contact me.
Please click here for the vet referral form:
Step 2 - questionnaire
While you're waiting for your vet to complete the referral form, please download and complete the dog behaviour questionnaire . You’ll need to send this to me, with the vet referral form, before the consultation so I have an understanding of the problems you're having.
Step 3 - consultation
The behaviour consultation will be carried out in your home, so that your pet can be seen in their own environment.
This duration of the consultation is approximately 2.5-3.5 hours.
Step 4 - written report
After your consultation, you will receive a comprehensive written report detailing the behaviour modification programme for you to follow with pet.
Step 5 - follow-up support
We offer 3 different options, dependent upon the severity of your dog's behaviour.
Unfortunately, there are no quick-fixes to improving behavioural problems in pets. It takes patience and consistency, but it can be done and I'll support you through it. In many cases it may be necessary to visit you again or provide additional training (please see below for fee details).
The consultation will last between 2.5-3.5 hours, depending on how quick you and your dog learn and the severity of your dogs behaviour. We will form a communicational language for you and your dog, with step by step training instructions. We will also target the main issues with real time training with your dog and the main behavioural issues.
You will see a difference in your dog’s behaviour during my time there and you will be taught how to train and live with your dog. You will need to be your dog’s teacher for the rest of its life and not just a one-off training session. I will teach you how to do this in a kind, effective manner that your dog will understand.
All this will be written up into your own personalised behaviour modification plan, which gives you step by step instructions, so there will be no need for you to take notes. You will also receive 6 weeks of free back-up via email or phone if things change or the plan needs adjusting to suit the changes in your dog. It’s easy to slip back into old ways, so sometimes a quick chat on the phone can get you back on track, so always call me and remember, I want you and your dog to succeed!
Many other organisations only offer a 1.5 - 2 hours consultation, which in my opinion, is not adequate for an in-depth behavioural consultation. Our 3.5 hours Behavioural Consultation will give you and your dog the best chance to succeed.
This Bronze service is £325
The silver service is as above, but with a return visit included. This is extremely beneficial when a stage by stage behavioural modification is needed.
This would be a better choice for high level aggression cases either dog on human or dog on dog aggression. These are very common place these days and can be extremely stressful to the owners almost dictating their lives and living around the dog.
With cases like these it will be unprofessional to just leave you to get on with it after a 4-hour consultation and the chances of success would be lower.
This package is also useful for dogs that will need more persistent behaviour modification. It is also helpful to the owners as a refresher because its very easy to go back to your old ways and if this happens then to dog will follow. Aggression cases need ongoing support.
With cases like these we will get the dog to a level of training and a good language between you and the dog then within a month we will meet again to go through the next stage. This will usually be in the situation the dog shows aggression in. We will work on potentially getting your dog to feel more comfortable around other dogs or humans and a high percentage of these cases end up with us walking next to other dogs with no reactivity. However please note, this doesn’t always mean your dog can run off and play in daisy fields with lots of other dogs! This can take time for some dogs and is not always possible for all; management is key. With this service you will get a further four weeks of backup.
Silver service is £480.00
(3-4 hour consult with return visit of 1-2hrs). Total up to 6 hours.
Gold service is the above initial consultation service with a backup service that may still include more visits if I feel they are needed. This lasts 12 months at 1 visit per month, in addition of the initial consult.
I will always be available for you when you need any extra training or advice. This is the perfect choice for a first time dog owner who wants to do the best for their dog and would like a trouble free life with their beloved family member.
Gold service is £950.
All the above are priced to be in a 20 mile radius if outside this radius there will be a small increase to cover travel costs.
Additional telephone follow-ups are £50 per hour, or in-person visits are £80 per hour.
Clients that have their pet insured may wish to check their policy, as many pet insurance companies will cover a partial/ full cost of a Behavioural Consultation with Michelle, due to her qualifications. Most claim forms need not be signed by the referring veterinary surgeon.
Please follow the procedures below:
To Pay By Credit Card, Please scan this image with the camera on your phone:
Thank you. I look forward to meeting you soon!
WHY CHOOSE THE CAT AND DOG COMPANY?
Tel: 07814 496026
(Please include your phone number so I can call you back) Please be aware that due to the nature of my work I am not always available to answer calls. Please be assured that I will return your call or email as soon as possible.
© 2021 The Cat and Dog Company. All Rights Reserved.