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.

Pricing

Online Remote

Zoom Behaviour Advisory

*Support during Covid during lockdowns/ no mixing regulations  &if you're vulnerable/ isolating

  • 2hr starter session

  • To discuss the issue, strategy & training planning

  • Online demo & beginner exercises

  • Online support with feedback

  • Access to Video Library tutorials or exercise notes.

 

                           £80

*Once you have completed your start session you will gain access to the further online ongoing support of either x2 or x4 session packages,  per month via zoom.

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.

Included price:

  • X2 Sessions a 2hr starter consultation & 1hr follow up 1hr review 2weeks after the starter.

  • Liaison with Vet if required

  • History taking & investigation

  • In person demos, coaching & training plan

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

 

£150

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 this starter package you will gain access to the following support maintenance packages to suit your case to ensure close progress monitoring, 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.

£150

*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.

£300

*Please check insurers for payments.

Payment plan available with a deposit.

Level 3

  • 12wk Anxious/ reactive programme (12 weekly sessions. 3months training)

  • In person/ online sessions

  • 1hr sessions

  • Weekly Check ins

£600

*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.

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