If you haven’t already, you would first need to check with your vet that there is no physiological cause for the problem and request a referral. Then you complete a questionnaire about you and your pet to be returned prior to your appointment. The home visit behaviour consultation itself last 1 ½ to 3 hours. Ideally, everyone that has dealings with your pet should be present. A home visit allows us to meet you and your pet in your normal environment, in order to see how you all interact and obtain everyone’s perspective. We take a full and detailed case history and, if appropriate, we may go for a walk. We provide some on-the-spot advice and information sheets where needed. This ties in with a tailor-made report you receive soon after the consultation, which is later copied to your vet. The report outlines the reasons behind the problem and describes a step-by-step behaviour modification plan for you to work through with your pet.
After that, we have at least one follow-up session with you and we are available for WhatsApp text or email follow-up support for at least 6 weeks. Follow-ups may be conducted by different members of our team or in different locations (e.g. on a local walk or online) dependent on your pet’s needs. Then we can chat about other services that may be suitable for you and your pet.
The total cost for a home visit is dependent upon where you live and who you would like to to lead your consultation, so it starts from £250. Depending on availability, you have a choice of our senior behaviourist, associate behaviourist or a student behaviourist (under supervision) leading your consultation. Have a look at our services table for more information.
Sometimes these initial sessions, report, remote support and some hard work on your part are sufficient. Unfortunately though there are no quick fixes for behaviour problems. We do offer further follow-up visits or extended remote support if you require them for an extra fee.
Alternatively, you may be interested in our monthly behavioural clinics for the entire consultation process.
Note that you may be able to claim back the fees from your pet insurance company, but you will need to check with them first that your pet’s insurance policy covers behaviour work.
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