Private Behaviour Consultations

Private dog behaviour consultations are in the privacy of your own home or online via Zoom.  


Private consultations are customised specifically for you & your dogs issues.  

Gemma Commonly Sees the following & more (please always contact to discuss if you are unsure what you need):

  • Behaviour of high energy/severe stress & distress highlighting that your dog is struggling to cope.

  • Anxiety.

  • Stress.

  • Trauma.

  • Fear/ Phobias.

  • Obsessive Behaviours.

  • Excessive hyperactivity / excessive behaviours e.g. barking & destruction.

  • Aggression & reactivity.

  • General annoyance behaviours,

  • Lack of self/ impulse-control in the home/ social environment.

  • & more...

Gemma will educate & coach you into the reasoning behind your dogs behaviour & give you reassurance on why & where the issue has developed from.  She will ask you questions, listen to your experiences & observe your dog.  Gemma will NEVER deliberately put your dog in situations or use flooding techniques where the dog is forced over coping threshold.  Gemmas advice is safe & for the best intentions of your dogs learning & welfare!


Gemma will educate & support you with a custom made behaviour modification plan that is designed specifically for you & your dogs situation.  The plan will help you to help your dog learn calmer, less stressed ways of coping & problem solving.  You will learn how to TEACH your dog with positive reinforcement, clear communication &  reward based techniques on how to deal with situations appropriately & calmly without tipping over their stress threshold.  Your dog will  learn from the experience positively every time!

There are a variety of package options available for Gemma’s time & support to help you, depending on the severity of your concern & your personal confidence.  Whatever you need to get you through it Gemma is there to provide you with support & guidance to help you through the process.  You can usually claim back my fees through your pet insurance policy due to me being a full member of the Associations of Pet Behaviours.

*Reducing & replacing behaviour issues is a process & commitment. There are NO ‘immediate fixes’ despite what is perceived in certain TV programmes or out dated literature.  It is an emotional adjustment & stress reduction development, along with removing learnt habits & creating pathways in the brain for new appropriate habits (a habit in theory approximately can take 30-60days to develop).  It  is a process that cannot be rushed as this can exacerbate the issue rather than resolve it. You are also teaching your dog a new skill of coping, which takes time to convert to depending on the dogs nature & experiences. All cases are individual, one size does not fit all.


Starter Consultation

All behaviour cases start with an initial consultation.  This is a strategy planning session to identify the correct therapy & support your dog needs.  A quick veterinary referral form will be required to be signed by you & your vet prior to our session, this will be provided to you from myself.


  • 2hr in person consultation

  • Liaison with Vet if required

  • History taking & investigation

  • In person demos, coaching & training plan

  • Full Behaviour Modification Plan  with supporting notes/ diagrams & tutorial videos.

  • 1hr review in person check in, to be taken within 2-3wks of initial visit.



Please check with your insurers first to claim back fees.  

Book in with a low non-refundable deposit of £70, payment plans available! A fuel charge will be applied for travel outside the local area.


*Follow up sessions are essential after this package to ensure that progress advances and maintains, whilst being able to aid any lapses , struggles, troubleshooting or new behaviours that may occur. 


After completing your starter package you will gain access to the following support maintenance packages to suit your case, you may need a combination of the following as every case is individual:

Level 1

  • 3 Sessions to be taken within 2months (approx every 3 wks)

  • In person/ online sessions.

  • 1hr sessions

  • Online fortnightly check ins for the duration.


*Please check insurers for payments.

Payment plan available with a deposit.

Level 2

  • 6 sessions (approx every 2 wks)

  • In person/ online sessions

  • 1hr sessions

  • Online fortnightly check ins for the duration.


*Please check insurers for payments.

Payment plan available with a deposit.

Level 3

  • 12wk Anxious/ reactive programme (weekly sessions)

  • In person/ online sessions

  • 1hr sessions

  • Weekly Check ins


*Please check insurers for payments.

Payment plan available with a deposit.

*if you are an on going client and you have had a break between sessions you can start back up with the levels and add them in as a refresher at any point.

Copyrite Gemma Stephen, Natures Companions 2020. All rights reserved.