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The Dog Behaviour Consultation Package

Dog behaviour consultations support owners of dogs with behaviour concerns. Click here for information about what a behaviour concern is.

What's included?     


Behaviour consultations last up to 2.5 hours at your home or remotely over a video call. 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. We then discuss ways to manage and treat your dog's behaviour concerns, factoring in your circumstances and what's realistic for you and your dog. If we have time, we may practise relevant training with your dog.

This is accompanied by a detailed written report emailed and posted to you up to 2 weeks later detailing your dog's tailored behaviour modification plan, along with any other relevant handouts or training protocols. Remote support in the form of emails, messages or short phone calls is available for up to 3 months (subject to my fair use policyafter the behaviour consultation. A copy of this report will be sent to your referring vet, along with any other communications with your vet about any medical aspects that may be involved.


An inclusive 1-hour in-person follow-up appointment is included in the package, and will be held either at your home, out in a park, field, or remotely. This is a great chance to practise training and for me to help you with your progress with the behaviour modification plan. This session will be followed by a written summary sent to you over email and through the post detailing what we discussed, and the next steps of the plan. After the inclusive follow-up appointment, further follow-up appointments can then be arranged for an additional fee.


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.


Behaviour consultations require an investment of £300. This payment is required in full for your booking to be secured. Additional follow-up appointments cost £50 per hour.


If you have pet insurance, you may be able to claim my fees, depending on your insurance policy.


I will also require a referral from your dog's vet before providing you with any advice or making a behaviour assessment. A referral is also required for any other animals in your home that have contact with or who interact with the dog/s whose behaviour concerns you would like support with.


Once you've booked a behaviour consultation with me, you will be sent a questionnaire for you to fill in regarding your dog's behaviour. This will need to be submitted at least 48 hours before the consultation.


My in-person behaviour services cover a distance of 40 miles from Cresswell, Stoke-on-Trent (ST11 9RA). If you live further than 40 miles from this address, there will be an additional charge of £1 per mile. Please note that I am currently only available to provide my services at weekends or weekday evenings.


Please ensure you have read and understand my terms and conditions before booking, paying particular attention to my cancellation and re-arrangement policy. If you book one of my services, it's taken that you agree to these terms.


If you would like more information about my services before booking, then get in touch here. Otherwise, if you'd like to book a consultation with me, please fill in the form here.

What you get:


  • A face-to-face consultation with me at your home lasting up to 2.5 hours. This is where I make a behaviour assessment and we develop a tailored behaviour modification plan for you and your dog.

  • A detailed written report with your tailored behaviour modification plan covering all of your dog's behaviour issues (usually around 10 pages in length) posted and emailed to you.

  • Handouts with dog behaviour and training information and protocols are posted and emailed to you.

  • A 1-hour follow-up session, to assess progress, practise training, and develop the next stages of the plan. This is followed by a written summary sent to you over email and through the post with what we discussed and the next steps.

  • 3 months of remote support via texts, WhatsApp messages, emails and/or phone calls to answer questions you may have and to support you through the process.

  • Veterinary liaison - I will keep your vet updated on the progress and may speak to them about any relevant medical factors involved in the case.

  • Approx.15 hours of my time + materials.

  • Weekend availability.

  • The option to book additional follow-up sessions (for an additional fee).

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What my services will and won't offer you:

A comprehensive and tailored behaviour modification plan for you to follow, that is specific to your situation and your dog's behaviour concerns.

Training plans, guidance, ongoing support, and training instruction to support you with achieving these aims.

Advice based on up-to-date research and understanding, including the use of reward-based training methods

A quick fix or a promise to 'cure' your dog's behaviour concerns (unfortunately, I don't have a magic wand!)

Advice relating to using harsh punishment methods on your dog, such as shock collars, hitting, showing your dog who's boss, dominating your dog or telling your dog off.

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Training your dog for you. 

Did you know?

Many pet insurance policies will cover the cost of hiring a Clinical Animal Behaviourist. Contact your insurance company to check whether you're covered for my services.

What is a behaviour problem?

What is abehaviour problem?


E.g. barking whenever a dog hears or sees specific 'triggers' such as other dogs, animals, noises, people or vehicles.


Repetitive behaviour

E.g. repeatedly barking, tail chasing, shadow chasing, licking, chewing.


Problems between household dogs

E.g. aggressive behaviour or fighting between household dogs.


Fear or anxiety related behaviour

E.g. fear of certain noises, places or of being handled.


Separation related behaviour

E.g. barking, howling, whining, destructive behaviour, pacing or toileting when left alone or without a specific person.



E.g. growling, lunging, barking in certain situations or with certain animals, people, dogs, places or items.

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"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."

Hillary and Eric

Get to know me!

Arrange a free discovery phone call with me to discuss the behaviour or training concerns you're experiencing with your dog. Use the opportunity to ask me questions about me and my services. Together, we can decide which support package will suit you and your dog best.

Send me an email, text or give me a call to arrange.

07554 233 926

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