In order to correctly advise on your dog’s behaviour problem it is necessary to see them first. This applies even if the issue is only something which concerns you on a walk, as many outside problems usually begin before leaving the home. For this reason we cannot give you behavioural advice without seeing your dog for a consultation.
If you feel you would like some help with your dog’s behaviour then you need to arrange a behaviour consultation.The first step is to contact us by telephone or email leaving me your name and contact details. I will then discuss the issue briefly on the telephone to get some basic information about the problem and arrange an appointment with you. This may initially be an hour appointment here at the centre followed up by an hour in your home so I can see your dog in two different environments.
Please note that this appointment is not confirmed until I receive a non-refundable deposit of £40 at which point I will contact you again to take some more details from you about the lifestyle of your dog and confirm your appointment.
I was sadly forced to adopt this system to reduce cancellations as this was causing much disruption to service and a lack of availability of appointment slots for genuine clients.
The price of a behaviour consultation includes the one hour appointment at the clinic and the one hour home visit. I will observe your dog here and at your home and ask you further questions to establish the underlying cause of the problem. If appropriate, we may need to go outdoors. I will then work with you and your dog to establish a training programme for you to continue at home. This will be tailored to the specific needs of you and your dog and you will be provided with notes to remind you and keep you on track.
I will also arrange follow up calls to see how you are progressing. If you need a second visit this can also be arranged and may be at your home or at my training facility, depending on the nature of the follow up work. The cost of a consultation varies slightly depending on where you live and if it is an initial or follow up visit.