What is a behaviour consultation?

A 2-hour consultation with me begins with web-based history-taking (1 hour). This history-taking part of the consultation will involve me asking you lots of questions to allow me to establish the learning factors that are important in the development of your pet's behaviour problem. I will also be assessing how you live and interact with your pet, the relationship between different behaviour problems and your pet's emotions and overall arousal. I will discuss the development of the problem with you as well as the best way of treating the problem(s). Treating the problem is likely to involve changes in the way you manage and interact with your pet. Positive reinforcement with food, toys and attention will be key. Drug therapy may be an option, and will be discussed.

The house visit (1 hour) will usually be within two days of the history-taking, and will involve further assessment and/or training.

A written report summarising the consultation will be sent out to you and your vet 1-2 weeks later.

Web-based consultation: £350

Consultation with a house visit: £425-£525 (largely depending on travel/distance)

I can sometimes offer very reduced fees dependent on your financial circumstances - please contact me with details about your situation.

Ready to book a consultation?

Has your pet been checked at the vets since the problem behaviour began? If not, I would recommend you do this before proceeding, particularly with a sudden change in behaviour.

Is your pet insured? Check to see if behaviour problems might be covered by your policy.

Visit the Contact Me page, request a behaviour consultation and give me some basic details.

I will reply in 24-48 hours

I will then ask for a deposit. My BACS details are 51266888 40 06 32 - S.M. Hill (Personal Account).

I will then contact your vet for any medical notes and send you a questionnaire.

What happens after the consultation?

I will give you as much follow-up help/support as you need to help you understand and change your pet's behaviour, following on from the written treatment plan.

30-minute follow-up call: £30

60-minute follow-up as a training session: £65

60-minute follow-up house visit: £70-100

Need more information?

Email me at vetpower@btinternet.com or visit the Contact Me page to ask any questions.