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 take one to two hours and can take place in your garden or on Zoom (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.
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. For dogs, I will carry out a follow-up consultation a few weeks later (which is included in the initial consultation fee). For cats, one consultation is generally sufficient. For both species I give on-going email and telephone support.
COLLABORATION WITH VETS
I 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. I will also send your vet a copy of my behaviour report. Please contact me for advice about obtaining a referral from your vet.
ONE-TO-ONE DOG TRAINING
If your puppy or adult dog doesn't cope well with a group training class, or you need extra help, I offer one-to-one training sessions at your home.
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.