Behavioural Consultations

Behavioural problems are recognised as one of the main causes for the breakdown of the owner-pet bond and the relinquishment into rescue.  It is not uncommon for owners to have sought help from a number of different sources and with the mountains of controversial advice, it can be very confusing to know where to turn.  A behavioural consultation will help to establish the underlying motivations for the behavioural problem and together, a comprehensive treatment plan will be devised.  All aspects of the pets and owners life is considered in order to reach the most successful outcome. 


Common Problems Seen:

Aggression, Dog to dog reactivity, General anxiety and stress, Separation-related problems, Noise phobias and sound sensitivities, Compulsive disorders, House soiling and indoor urine marking, Barking at home, on walks or in the car, Food or object guarding, Handling problems including grooming, veterinary examination and day to day tasks such as drying paws or brushing teeth, Chasing problems.


Common Problems Seen:

Aggression, General anxiety and stress, Compulsive disorders, House soiling and indoor urine marking, Scratching, vocalisation, Handling problems including grooming and veterinary examination.

A behavioural consultation may also be suitable if you are expecting a baby, or adopting a child and have any concerns over the introduction of your new family member.  Even if there is no evidence of problems, advice about the best approach to the situation or whether it is appropriate, may help to ensure that the right decisions are made.  


Training Workshops

Training and CPD

Behaviour Articles

"As you know I was rather sceptical of your training methods when we first sought your help. I now understand that if we had pursued a different course of a more confrontational type of training, there would have been a serious risk of her behaviour getting worse, not better!  Tilly has now turned away from being a nervous rescue dog, to becoming a delightful family pet. Mr and Mrs Bradshaw". 

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"I would have no hesitation in recommending Alison. Her knowledge, people skills and communication with all aspects has been brilliant."

Fiona Louise Wall BMVS BSC MRCVS

“We have had excellent feedback from our clients regarding Alison’s advice and care for their pets.  Her advice is practical, transparent and tailored to the individual animals welfare and client’s needs”. Catherine Meakin, BVSc MRCVS, Silverton Vets.