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MY SERVICES

What I Offer You and Your Pets

 

BEHAVIOUR CONSULTATIONS

     I can help if you're  having problems with the behaviour of your dog or cat. I am based in the New Forest, near Southampton.  My consultations take about two hours and can take place at your home or on Zoom.  For 'in person' consultations, I cover an area within one hour's travel from Lyndhurst but can work with you by Zoom from anywhere

After the consultation, I will produce a detailed written report explaining why your pet is behaving as they do, and a plan of how to modify the undesirable aspects of their behaviour.  The modification of unwanted behaviour often requires a staged approach.  In many cases it is beneficial for me to carry out follow-up consultations to continue to guide your through the process and the management and training techniques involved.  

 

COLLABORATION WITH VETS

I work exclusively by referral from vets. Your pet needs to have had a recent medical examination before I see them 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. I will also send your vet a copy of my behaviour report and liaise with them about any medical investigations and medications that may be beneficial for your pet. Please contact me for advice about obtaining a referral from your vet.

PUPPY GUIDANCE SESSIONS

The brains of puppies and adolescent dogs go through significant development as they learn about the world.  As a result, their experiences when young can have a significant effect on their later behaviour.  I offer guidance sessions for owners of puppies under 16 weeks of age to start them on the right track. These include 3 hours with you and your puppy (as two separate sessions) and written handouts to remind you of what we've discussed.  I will cover issues such as jumping up, toilet training, chewing and 'stealing', alone time, and socialisation.

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.