What I Offer You and Your Pets
I can help if you're experiencing problems with the behaviour of your dog or cat. I am based in the New Forest, near Southampton. My consultations can take place in your garden or on Zoom (post-lockdown) and in your home when official guidance allows. For 'in person' consultations, I cover an area within one hour's travel from Lyndhurst but can work with you by Zoom from anywhere.
COLLABORATION WITH VETS
I am a Provisional member of the APBC and Candidate member of the FABC (See 'About me' for more details about these organisations) and therefore work exclusively by referral from vets. Your pet needs to have had a recent medical examination and your vet will send me their past medical history. This is important because medical conditions can have a significant effect on behaviour. As a vet myself, I am well placed to discuss this with your own vet. Please contact me for advice about obtaining a referral from your vet.
Consultations usually take one to two hours. For dogs, I carry out an initial main consultation then a shorter follow-up a few weeks later. For cats, I carry out a single consultation. After the consultation I will produce a detailed written report which will give an explanation of why your pet is behaving as they do, together with a plan of how to modify the undesirable aspects of their behaviour. I will also send a copy to your vet. Behaviour modification can take time and I will continue to support you by email and telephone for no extra charge.
If you're concerned about the behaviour of your pet, don't delay! The more that animals 'practice' a behaviour, the more they are likely to keep repeating it.