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Behaviour Consultations

 

When is a Behaviour Consultation Required?

People keep dogs as pets for many different reasons, but by and large, it's for the love and companionship that they provide. Occasionally though, dogs can develop unwanted behaviours that are either disruptive, unsafe for them or others, or both.

Kirk's Canine Academy offers a framework of training and support to help you modify your dog's unwanted behavioural issues to the point where they are either more manageable or eliminated completely.

 

Many factors can contribute to the development of behavioural problems such as aggression, separation anxiety or excessive barking, but with the appropriate help and advice, these problems can be managed and in most cases, rectified.

Common issues that we can help you with include:

 

  • Dog to human aggression, reactivity or fear

  • Dog to dog aggression, reactivity or fear

  • Separation anxiety

  • Predation and chasing

  • Resource guarding 

  • Abnormal repetitive behaviours

  • Adult toilet training

What Does our Behaviour Consultation Package Involve?

 

  • Veterinary Referral

  • Case History questionnaire

  • Initial assessment and training session

  • Written report and training plan

  • Follow up 1-2-1 training session

  • 3 Months of ongoing email support

  • Discounted rate for additional 1-2-1 sessions

 

Behaviour problems may arise both directly and indirectly as a result of concurrent or previous
medical problems. Veterinary involvement is therefore essential in eliminating medical causes of any unwanted behaviours, and in the diagnostic and treatment strategy to be used in any given case. The process therefore starts with a referral examination from your vet, and their completion of one of our referral forms.

Having checked the physical state of your dog, we then begin to build a case history through your completion of a comprehensive questionnaire.

We will then arrange a mutually convenient time and suitable place to meet in person to assess the issues in question and determine the emotions that are influencing their behaviour. We will explain why the behaviour is being maintained and then offer some practical advice and training to begin to address it.

We will give you a full written report after your consultation to give you a reminder of our assessment, and a bespoke training plan to outline what training is required to modify their behaviour.

 

Finally, we offer you ongoing support after your initial consultation, in the form of a follow-up 1-2-1 training session, 3 months of email support as you need it, and further 1-2-1 training sessions as required at the discounted rate of £40.

This comprehensive Behaviour Consultation with remedial action plan and support costs £200.