Canine Behaviour

I also offer canine behaviour consultations using the same clinical, evidence-based protocol as in my equine behaviour work.  Following a referral from your vet and receipt of your completed questionnaire, I will come out to visit you and your dog, first visits will usually last between two to three hours.  I will assess the factors contributing to your dog’s behaviour and prepare directed treatment plans which may include changes to your dog’s routine or management, and step-by-step behaviour modification and retraining programmes.  I will explain my recommendations to you and I will follow this up with a written report explaining your dog’s behaviour and the treatment plan I have recommended.  A copy is also sent to your vet for their records. After the consultation I offer follow up e-mail and telephone support, and follow-up visits or accompanied walks are always available to help you along with your progress. Generally between one and three visits are required, depending on the individual dog and the level of support needed, but accompanied walks can be any number to suit your needs. Group training walks can be arranged too if you have dog walking friends who you regularly meet up with.

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Having enjoyed the lifelong company of my own rescue lurchers and my family’s dogs, I went on to study canine behaviour in my Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare MSc and continue to do so through CPD with my professional body the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors. As well as addressing any behaviour problem your dog has at the moment, I am a firm believer in a long-term approach to achieving a great relationship with your dog. My aim is to skill you up so that you can be confident about your dog’s behaviour for the future, understanding good practice and knowing which resources to rely on for accurate information.  Sometimes there’s no short term quick fix to a behaviour problem, and behaviour that took time to learn also takes time to be replaced by something more acceptable, but there are strategies you can put in place to make life easier while you and your dog are learning together.

If you would like me to help you with your dog’s behaviour problem, please call me on on 07561 201465 or email

Fees and services

Full behaviour consultation under referral from your consulting veterinary surgeon: visit to your premises (typically 2 hours), full assessment of your dog’s history and management and training regimes, behavioural diagnosis and advice, detailed treatment plan provided by email or post as you prefer, 3 months’ scheduled follow-up by phone and email.  £180.

Follow up to behavioural consultation: Follow up visit to support you in the implementation of your behaviour modification plan. £30/30 mins, £60/1 hour.

Accompanied training walks: individual £25/hour; groups £50/hour for up to 4 dogs.

Supervision/mentoring for new consultants: please contact me to discuss.

Travel expenses are charged at 40p/mile after the first 40 miles from SK9.

Sanctuaries and welfare organisations, please contact me for details of reduced price consultations.

Harvey and Peggy



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