Dog Behaviour Counselling
BEHAVIOUR CHANGE COUNSELLING
Whether you have acquired a dog with established unwanted behaviour problems, or an issue has developed with your dog over time, there is no time like the present to address and deal with it!
Living with a dog displaying behavioural issues can put a real strain on your relationship and can prevent you from really enjoying your hound.
In order to most effectively deal with changing your dog's behaviour, it is essential to establish what is causing the problem, why the behaviour is occurring, what is the benefit for the dog in performing this activity and, most importantly, what is reinforcing the behaviour, thereby encouraging him to do it again? Only then can an effective Behaviour Change Programme (BCP) be initiated to address the issue.
*Aggression, Dog - Dog /Dog - Person
*Object, Food and Location Guarding
*Separation Related Issues
*Abnormal Repetitive Behaviours
BEHAVIOUR AND HEALTH
If your dog's behaviour has deteriorated suddenly, he is behaving "out of character", or you suspect that there may be a physical/medical reason for his behaviour, it is vitally important to have your dog checked over by your veterinary surgeon. It is not possible to treat a behavioural issue with a psychological approach if the reason for the behaviour is due to a medical problem.
IF YOU ARE IN ANY DOUBT ABOUT THE PHYSICAL HEALTH OF YOUR PET, PLEASE ARRANGE A CONSULTATION WITH YOUR VETERINARY SURGEON AS YOUR FIRST STEP.
Consist of both theoretical and practical application of a tailor-made Behaviour Change Programme (BCP) over a number of sessions of one to one and a half hours each.
An initial consultation of approximately 90 minutes - 2 hours is required to assess and evaluate the behaviour problem in question in order that an appropriate Behaviour Change Programme (BCP) can be formulated. Based on this assessment the next steps can be discussed, planned and implemented within a suitable, tailor made programme of assisted practical sessions.
- Initial Consultation and Assessment Fee - £155*
- Follow Up Practical Sessions - £55/hr*
- Follow Up written REPORT and Recommendations (optional) - £65
Behaviour Change Programme (BCP) costs will vary depending on the behaviour to be addressed and complexity of the BCP required. This will be discussed and agreed with you at your initial consultation/assessment once an assessment has been made.
OWNERS PLEASE NOTE!
Many serious behavioural issues are very deeply established. Consequently, owners must be aware that there is no "Quick Fix" and that implementation of a Behaviour Change Programme will require dedication and determination on your part in order to help and work through the issue with your pet, possibly over several months. When you see your hard work paying off and the behaviour, and consequently, your relationship with your dog, improves significantly it will all be worth it!
* Please note mileage fee of 60p/mile applies to all programmes outside of TN22 postcode (central Uckfield)