Behaviour Consultations – What to Expect I provide consultations in your own home environment (and when relevant other locations), demonstration of practical tools to work on behaviour adjustment with force-free, positive reinforcement methods, a personalised action plan and ongoing support through various follow up options. I offer various behaviour packages to support the varying needs of my clients. Please see the ‘Price Guide’ page for information. I do this rather than charging an hourly rate as I believe it is better to be up front about likely total cost so that owners can budget for the support they need. The Process Initially, we have an in-depth telephone interview which involves us talking through your dog’s history and the problems you are seeking to address. This stage usually takes about one hour but can be shorter or longer depending on the circumstances. If relevant, I then contact your vet do discuss your dog’s medical history, and also any other pet professionals that you use (e.g. regular dog walkers) as they can often provide useful input too. I then come out to your home (or other relevant location) for an initial 121 consultation. This appointment is usually about a week after the telephone interview and includes face to face assessment of your dog’s behaviour along with demonstration of what tools and exercises you can do to work on improving things. I provide a full behaviour report detailing the strategy we have agreed and a personalised training plan to follow. Depending on which behaviour package you have chosen, I then provide follow up support with either more 121s, Skype/FaceTime, email or telephone. There is also the flexibility of adding on extra bundles of support if required. Please contact me on to discuss 07973 677281 I also offer shadowing and ‘stooging’ opportunities for up and coming canine behaviourists that are studying towards their accreditation with the IMDTB. This can be really helpful as once we have established a training plan, I can also introduce you to some great, knowledgeable people, who can provide additional support for cases where we need to do exercises involving lots of other people e.g. dog to dog aggression, dog to human aggression, separation anxiety etc. I will always ask your permission to bring along any trainee behaviourists and share you dog’s information with them.