I have been a Full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors for nearly 20 years, with extensive hands-on experience, including Guide Dog Trainer, Veterinary Nursing and working for some of the UK's leading Rescue charities. I specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of multi dog household aggression. I am a registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist with the Training and Behaviour Council
The problems I deal with are hugely varied, and include:
- Aggression towards people
- Aggression towards dogs
- Fears and phobia's
- Separation Behaviour, including chewing, barking & howling and anxiety
- Inappropriate toileting
Understanding the consultation process is important. Initially you will want and need to relay information regarding to the specifics of the behaviour you consider to be problematic, however, ultimately I will encourage you to discuss your dog’s full history and reactions in all aspects of life. This will enable me to understand your dog’s behaviour from both your dog’s perspective and your perceptive. Your dog’s behaviour from video evidence, during the consultation and the behaviour described by yourself will be explained and the likely underlying emotions producing those resultant behaviours. Whilst you may feel that you already have a good understanding of your dog’s behaviour, research suggests that in general owners are likely to only have a low level of understanding of the behavioural signals performed by their dog. I will therefore, try to describe and discuss your dog’s behaviour during the consultation, helping you to recognise the emotional motivations of your dog’s body language.
Following a thorough discussion of your dog’s history and a discussion of my interpretation of the behaviours described and seen during the consultation, I will outline the main aims of the behaviour plan. It is important at this stage that we agree so that we can move positively forward.
Payment can be made for each step of the process individually or as a block booking
Pre-Consultation Call - £30.00
A telephone call instigated by the client provides the opportunity for Carrie or her practice assistant to record some initial details about your dog and the problems you are experiencing. A video of your dog’s unwanted behaviour will be analysed, along with a questionnaire which you will be required to complete in detail.
Initial Consultation at our purpose designed Training and Behaviour Centre - £50.00
The initial consultation lasts approximately an hour, enabling Carrie to take a detailed clinical history. During the consultation Carrie will observe and describe your dog’s behaviour, so that you are able to recognise the emotional motivations of your dog’s body language. By understanding your dog’s emotional needs, you will be more equipped to respond and manage your dog’s behaviour effectively. Stage one of the behaviour plan will be advised and discussed.
Follow up Consultation - £40.00
A follow-up appointment provides essential time to assess and discuss progress along with the second stage of the behaviour plan. This hour-long appointment would ideally be booked 4-6 weeks after the initial consultation but can be earlier or deferred where necessary.
Rehabilitation Session - £20.00
This half hour practical session provides an ideal opportunity to focus and work on specific practical aspects and discuss progress.
Clients consistently report that my unique way of explaining their dog’s behaviour gives them greater understanding and helps them appreciate why they are advised to implement my recommendations.
As I am a member of the APBC, my fees may be covered by your pet insurance. Please check with your insurer.
For more information or to book a consultation please call us on 01642 670404