In accordance with the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors Code of Practice for Full Members, I only see clients for behaviour counselling upon veterinary referral. This referral enables me to take the pets medical history into consideration and so that I can discuss the pet’s behaviour treatment with you, if the need arises.
I offer a professional behaviour referral service for you and your clients. You and your clients can expect:
- First aid management advice at first point of contact. This is important to ease human distress and frustration and for health and safety reasons. For example if a dog has bitten or attacked.
- A full consultation, at the client’s home, which can take around 2 hours. Because of the environment and longer duration of the consultation, I often see a greater picture of the animals behaviour and how this may link to a medical problem.
- For example, on a walk a dog may be struggling to urinate or move up and down steps. This could be linked to increased irritability and aggression towards their owner, but may not have been mentioned in their consultation with you. My services can sometimes ‘bridge the gap’ between behaviour and detecting medical problems.
- A comprehensive report sent to both the client and referring Veterinary Surgeon, along with any follow up discussion.
- Follow up support is 6 weeks but this can be extended if the need arises.