Behaviour Consultation Service

Animal Behaviourist Consultations

Animal behaviour consultations

Are you finding your dog’s behaviour a challenge? I understand how difficult and embarrassing it may be when your dog acts inappropriately in the presence of others and how frustrating it can be to have problematic behaviour. 

With years of dog foster caring and dog home boarding, I have gained a vast amount of experience with complex dog behaviour issues. I am more than happy to help you work through your dog’s behaviour issues. Whether they are showing signs of aggression, have a bite history or have a fear of noises, no case too small. I also have a vast amount of experience with cat and cat behaviour, having had 4 cats of my own in the past and having worked in a cattery in my early study days I understand that cat behaviour problems can be very frustrating and upsetting.

After an initial discussion, I will send you a vet referral form, this must be given to your vet at the time of a vet appointment prior to me being able to take on your case and help with the behaviours. This is so that we can rule out any medical conditions and so that I can be sent the relevant medical history information.

Once I have received all of the history forms, an appointment day can be booked. This must be paid for at the time of the booking to reserve your slot. The in-person behaviour consultation will be at your own home, this is the best place for me to come so that I can meet the whole family and still be in a familiar place to your dog or cat. If you prefer I do offer an online consultation service too.

This first consultation may last between 1.5-3  hours depending on the complexity of the case, sometimes the consult will involve going for a short walk. During the consult, you will be given lots of information and I will assess, diagnose your dog or cat and design the most appropriate treatment plan for you to all work through. This will be documented at the time of the consultation, and you will receive a full written report within a few days of the session. I recommend at least one follow up, but I am happy to provide an online or telephone 15-minute session follow up 2 weeks after to check on progress which is all included in the initial cost and then will hope to follow up with you in a few weeks.

There are many behavioural issues that I have helped owners with in the past such as:

  • Resource guarding
  • Aggression towards people
  • Aggression towards dogs or other animals
  • Unwanted barking at people of other dogs
  • Hyperactivity
  • Separation anxiety
  • Fears and phobias
  • Noise sensitivity
  • Abnormal repetitive behaviours
  • Jumping up

So if you are struggling with your pet’s behaviour please do not hesitate to get in touch, don’t suffer in silence please give heather a call.

AS A QUALIFIED AND REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL CCAB MY FEES MAY BE COVERED BY YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY- check your policy.

 

Prices

Initial behaviour consultation in person £400

This includes (times to give you an idea of the cost breakdown): 

History form review 1-2 hours

Contact with your vet or other professionals 30 mins- 1 hour

Consultation in Person 1.5-3 hours

Treatment plan and write up 1.5-2 hours

Online check in 2 weeks in 15- 30 mins

Whatsapp Coaching for 2 weeks 2 hours

 

Initial behaviour consultation online £350 

This includes (times to give you an idea of the cost breakdown):

History form review 1-2 hours

Contact with your vet or other professionals 30 mins- 1 hour

Consultation Online via Zoom 1.5-2.5 hours

Treatment plan and write up 1.5-2 hours

Online check in 2 weeks in 15 mins

Whatsapp Coaching for 2 weeks 2 hours

Recording of the session

 

Online follow up £99

In person follow up £150

 

Online pre-assessment chat up to 45 mins £99

This includes: 

Sound advice on next steps and management protocols (no report)

Online chat via zoom to find out which service suits you and your pet

Sound advice on next steps and management protocols (no report)

 

Extra charges

Extra dog/cat/pet £100

Insurance documents completion £50

Phone call: we can arrange a chat before engaging in any services to check we are the right fit and what the best treatment for your dog or cat may be these are 15/20 minutes long.

Coaching: you can add extra whatsapp coaching sessions on with a monthly fee of £50

 

Packages: I have a few packages that help to save you money and spread the cost of the treatment fees on a montly basis. This also guarantees you slot with me on a regular basis.

 

Basic package:  initial month £450 ongoing monthly fee £149

History review
Full consult and write up

Vet updates as required 
1 in person catch up includes initial one on first month(45 min session)

1 online coaching catch up 15 min fortnightly

WhatsApp coaching weekly

 

Premium package: initial month £500 ongoing monthly fee £249

History review
Full consult and write up

Vet updates as required

2 in person catch up – includes initial one first month (45 mins) per month

1 online coaching catch up 15 min per week
WhatsApp coaching weekly