Can I fix your pet's behavioural problems?
A qualified companion animal behaviourist can provide advice based on their expertise, experience and training. They cannot however “fix” the problem like you can a broken down car. The owner must therefore be prepared to implement the behaviour modification programme, under the guidance of the behaviourist.
What is the difference between a behaviourist and a trainer?
Qualified companion animal behaviourists have academic knowledge of ethology and learning theory. Through the scientific application of learning theory, they are able to modify the behaviour of animals, taking into consideration individual differences, circumstances and the dynamics of the human-animal relationship. Trainers usually have a wide-ranging set of skills in training, typically working with issues such as failing to come when called or pulling on the lead.
Is the process going to involve a lot of time?
For the best chance of success, the treatment will require a lot of time and commitment from all members of the family. Follow up support is provided to offer help and encouragement throughout the treatment process with the option to have follow up visits if required.