Dog Behaviour Consultations
The Behaviour Consultation Package
This consists of a behaviour consultation lasting up to 2.5 hours at your home or remotely (e.g. over 'zoom'). During the consultation, I ask lots of questions about your dog's behaviour and background, followed by a discussion about what I think is causing the behaviour problem/s and how I think you need to manage them. If we have time, we may practise relevant training with your dog.
This is accompanied by a written report emailed and posted to you around 1-2 weeks later detailing your dog's tailored behaviour modification plan, along with any other relevant handouts or training protocols.
The package also involves a 1 hour follow-up appointment either at your home, out in a park, field, or remotely. Remote support in the form of emails, messages or phone calls are available up to 3 months after the behaviour consultation appointment.
Did you know?
Some pet insurance policies will cover the cost of hiring a behaviourist. Contact your insurance company to check whether you're covered.
Additional Follow-up Appointments
Additional follow-up appointments can be arranged for clients who have already booked the behaviour consultation package. These sessions are aimed for clients for require additional support. For example, these can be held at your home, in a park or secure dog field.
I offer a non-judgemental and friendly approach. It's most important to me that my clients feel heard, supported and involved throughout the process.
Due to time constraints, I don't currently provide dog training sessions for those who would just like help with their dog's training concerns (e.g. pulling on the lead, poor recall).
If you are looking for someone to help solely with your dog's training concerns, then please take a look at the ABTC practitioner list here.
What is a behaviour problem?
E.g. barking whenever a dog hears or sees specific 'triggers' such as other dogs, animals, noises, people or vehicles.
Separation related behaviour
E.g. barking, howling, whining, destructive behaviour, pacing or toileting when left alone or without a specific person.
Fear or anxiety related behaviour
E.g. fear of certain noises, places or of being handled.
Problems between household dogs
E.g. aggressive behaviour or fighting between household dogs.
E.g. repeatedly barking, tail chasing, shadow chasing, licking.
E.g. growling, lunging, barking in certain situations or with certain animals, people, dogs, places or items.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Josh & Buster
Very friendly and has a clear passion for dogs. Meg gave amazing advice and training, and it was good to know what i was doing wrong without feeling judged. It has really helped with my daily walks with Buster
Jacqui & Belle
Meg provided a patient and knowledgeable approach. Belle's recall has improved dramatically. We have taken her to a secure field, as recommended, and after a few attempts with the cheese she now runs back instantly.
Hillary and Eric
Meg bought with her a variety of activities and treats until we hit upon one that caught Eric’s interest. Clearly we were not doing things right at all, but Meg never said or made us feel at fault and was kind and encouraging throughout.