An in home or online behaviour consultation is required when your dog is struggling emotionally. This could look like fear or too much excitement. Do they experience separation distress? Do they struggle with dog to dog reactivity either on lead or off? Is there aggression or over arousal? Is your dog fearful of people or children? Do they bark excessively? Is there destructive chewing and digging? These issues are not uncommon, but they can cause suffering both for us and our dogs.
I adopt a holistic approach when conducting behavioural assessments, and this entails looking at all the details of your dog’s life. Part of behaviour consulting is learning about your dog’s individual needs. As you and your dog are unique beings, I will tailor a specific plan that addresses yours and their respective needs. A behaviour modification plan will include specific exercises and techniques to help your dog learn new, calmer behaviours around what is triggering them. This will teach greater emotional regulation. Whether follow up sessions are required will depend on the severity of the issues. A number of follow up emails or phone calls are part of of the cost of the behavioural consultation.