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EST. 2001

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Who are Behavioural Consultations For?

 

The Behaviour Practice assists dogs only. We assist dogs which may be excessively anxious or nervous, aggressive or stressed.  They may be barking a lot, dislike being left alone, soiling the home or engaging in behaviours that seem totally without any reasoning at all.

 

Do I Require Veterinary Referral?

 

We are now accepting clients without Veterinary referral, however it is important to stress that behavioural issues may occur simultaneously with or as a consequence of medical disorders even though it may not be immediately apparent that one is impacting the other. It's important therefore to rule out any medical causes.  In some cases a Veterinary visit prior to or following a behaviour consultation will be requested as may be liaising with your Vet as part of the modification process.  In most cases access to medical history is requested and the majority of our cases are Vet referrals.

 

THE BEHAVIOUR PRACTICE

 

When you visit, you will be given a realistic prognosis based upon the severity of your dog's issues.  It may also be that some goals may have to be adjusted albeit temporarily according to realistic expectations - this is all part of choosing our Practice... you will receive a thorough and knowledgable assessment and there is absolutely no point in giving you unmanageable expectations.

 

We will always give you attainable goals, break down your plan into manageable targets and provide a realistic idea of what to expect, based upon your individual pet , his or her issues and the severity of them.  

 

Success depends very much upon a host of factors; owner commitment, time, severity of the problem to name a few.....but we are committed to enabling you succeed.

Reactivity

Fears/Phobias

Dislike of being left

Repetitive Behaviours

Housesoiling

Stress

Cognitive Decline

Barking

Associative Behaviours

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ANNA FRANCESCA BRADLEY MSC  BSC HONS

Prov. Clinical, Certified IAABC and Animal Behaviour and Training Council Accredited (ABTC) Animal Behaviourist

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CONSULTATIONS

THE CONSULTATION PROCESS

HOW DO I BOOK?

What do Consultations Involve?

 

We completely understand that you might be a little apprehensive about the process, maybe even a little skeptical - that's all normal, so let's explain exactly what happens.

 

Consultations are conducted at our quiet, country practice.  We can also make home visits (call out incurred).

 

  • Consultations last up to 2 hours.

 

Consultations involve a thorough investigation and case history taking of the causes and maintaining factors of the dog's behaviour, including interaction of health and medical issues, development of management strategies and behaviour modification plan.  A lot of questions will be asked, they all help develop a clearer picture as to exactly why your dog is behaving as her she is.

 

  • Once a better understanding of the 'why' is found, a strategy to solve your dog's issues (behaviour modification plan) will be devised and thoroughly explained to you.  Please ask as many questions as you want, that's why you're here - to understand why these issues are occuring.

 

  • Following your consultation, a written report detailing the behaviour modification plan will be forwarded to the owner and copied to their Vet (if referred to us).

 

  • Follow up consultations via telephone/email are provided up to a maximum of six months.  Further consultations are booked if required.

 

  • Liaison with the clients' Vet regarding progress and suitability of pharmacological intervention where necessary (if referred to us).

 

2018 Consultation Fee £110 (home visits  call out)

AFTERWARDS?  SUPPORT ALWAYS

To optimise your dog's progress, a constant liaison between you and your behaviourist is essential.  There will be aspects of your dog's behavioural modification plan which will need to be adjusted and you may need additional support at certain times - we will always provide this.

 

 

Non-Referral: Simply make contact with The Behaviour Practice via email or telephone and we will send you a pre-consultation questionnaire to complete and return up to 48hrs before a visit.

 

Referral: You may also be referred directly by your Vet.  In this case, your Vet will complete a BVBA referral form  and send this directly to the practice.  

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