Improving pet behaviour, improving quality of life
For clients who are self-isolating or those requiring an alternative to home visits during these difficult times, video consultations are available to all my patients.
I specialise in treating canine and feline behaviour problems. My animal patients can ONLY be treated on vet referral, in case the presenting behaviour is due to a physical malady or complaint. You can take your dog or cat to your local vet and state that you would like to refer them to me if their behavioural issues are not physical in nature. Or you can contact me and I will recommend a vet near you that I currently work with.
I cover Essex, Suffolk and Hertfordshire. The cost of pet behaviour therapy is £450 including case prep, consultation in your home, written report and phone/email support for 12 months. If you would like a secondary follow-up home visit, this is at the reduced cost of £250 and can only be booked by previous clients for the same animal patient. If a follow up is booked at the same time as the initial consultation, the behaviour package fee is £600 (saving £100). Most pet insurance policies cover pet behaviour treatment.
In terms of payment, you can pay by BACS transfer or paypal or I can take card payments on the day. Home visits usually last 2-3 hours and I book about four weeks in advance, depending on workload.
What are the most common behaviour problems?
I see both canine and feline behaviour patients on veterinary referral and have worked extensively with aggression,
anxiety, attention-seeking, messy problems and general control issues.
How can behavioural therapy help my pet?
As a clinical animal behaviourist, I can offer the time, expertise and experience needed to investigate why a problem has occurred. Treatment plans are then tailored to suit each pet, owner and situation, using only kind training methods. Together we can make a real difference to your pet's behaviour - improving the quality of life for your pet as well as you and your family.
What happens during the consultation?
The behaviour package I offer includes a one to one 2-3 hour consultation in your own home, where your pet is assessed, a full history is taken, diagnosis made and a treatment plan devised to help you modify your pet's behaviour. If possible, all family members should be present.
What happens after the consultation?
A behaviour report is sent to you and your referring vet and after care is provided for 12 months. A weekly diary of
your pet's behaviour can be submitted after treatment so that I can provide regular guidance and give feedback while you are implementing the treatment plan. This helps to facilitate progress. This is not a case of seeing a pet then moving on to the next one. I ensure my patients and their owners get a caring and thorough service.
Can I claim on my pet insurance?
In most cases, yes. APBC members (like myself) are recognised by leading pet insurance providers, so clients with suitable cover are able to claim for behavioural treatment (on veterinary referral).