Delightful Dogs

At home or online canine behaviour consultations via phone, Zoom, video, WhatsApp and email.

Transforming your dog from difficult to delightful, and giving you back the dog of your dreams…

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Every day I help people to have the life they always wanted with their dog.  You can enjoy safe, stress-free day to day living and long, relaxed walks with your canine companion.

For a taste of how I work, you are very welcome to join my friendly Facebook group Debbie’s Delightful Dogs where I give advice and share information on how you can have a well behaved pet. Use this link to join: https://bit.ly/37HI5Xp

I’m fully qualified, registered (CCAB, ABTC-CAB, APBC Full Member) and insured and I know exactly what needs doing to resolve your own dog’s behaviour problem, however serious.  

As one of the UK’s leading behaviourists my services are in high demand and I prioritise serious cases including fear, phobia, anxiety, resource guarding, aggression and overseas rescues.

You may be able to claim my fees back on your dog’s insurance policy.  You must check this directly with your insurance company.

Immediate help

Whatever the behaviour problem you’re having, everything seems better after a nice cup of tea and a sit down, so book a chat with me now to tell me all about it and find out how I can help you, using this link: https://calendly.com/debbiebusby/nice-cup-of-tea

Alternatively, you can email me at info@animalbehaviourclinics.com or send me a text/WhatsApp message to 07748 369424.

WHAT’S YOUR PROBLEM?

LEVEL 1: Just one thing: Your dog is a cuddly, lovable angel apart from one specific issue, OR you want to see what it would be like to work with me. 

Delightful Dog Angel
When your dog is great in every way and there is just one very specific thing you’re struggling with. OR you would like an initial pre-assessment to try me out before booking a full consultation.

We will have a 45 minute assessment and advice call and you will receive a personal action plan tailored to your dog’s challenges, plus all training guides and information sheets.

This does not replace a full clinical behaviour consultation.

Click on this link to book your session now: Assessment and action plan

Delightful Dog Angel. Price £35

LEVEL 2: Nearly delightful: Your dog’s unwanted behaviour is becoming more frequent or intense, you’re concerned and not sure how to address it. 

Delightful Dog Reset
When your dog is generally well-adjusted but there are one or a few issues that need addressing in a behaviourally-minded way to bring them back to their delightful selves.

Full behavioural assessment and treatment plan/action plans, including vet referral of course.

Delightful Dog Reset. Price £247

LEVEL 3: Who moved my perfect dog?  Your dog’s problem behaviour has started to disrupt your day to day life. 

Delightful Dog Rehabilitation
When you feel that you have lost the dog of your dreams, and their behaviour has really begun to disrupt your day to day life or even your family relationships, when you have had to stop doing many of the activities you used to love to do with your dog, or when these activities have become very difficult and challenging (taking your lunging and barking dog for walks at 5am to avoid the other dogs on the park is a prime example), you need my behaviour change programme, Delightful Dog Coaching.

I will provide a full assessment using my tried and tested online service. I will explain why the problem is happening so that you can understand your dog a lot better and I will develop a behaviour transformation programme tailored uniquely to the needs of you and your dog so that you can get back to the lovely life you used to have.

It includes:
all contact with your veterinary surgeon
full behavioural assessment
three month behaviour change programme
regular progress discussions, advice and coaching.

I will give you my full support for the duration of your programme, including any additional advice or coaching in training techniques.

At the end of this programme life with your dog will be a lot more delightful!

Delightful Dog Rehabilitation programme. Price: £847

LEVEL 4: All cases where your dog has complex behavioural problems and/or has caused injury to another person, dog or other animal, or where you are worried that this will happen if you don’t get help.

Delightful Dog Safe Citizen 
Full clinical and safety assessment via Zoom, phone, email, WhatsApp and video assessment.

Detailed analysis of the causes of your dog’s aggressive behaviour and a clear, individualised step by step programme designed specifically to rehabilitate your dog to become a well-behaved canine citizen and a safe member of your family.

This programme is only available on referral from your veterinary surgeon. It includes a customised rehabilitation programme for your dog and their specific pattern of behaviour.

Full support from me in regular follow-up meetings and communications to keep you on track as you progress through your programme to a safer and more responsive dog.

Delightful Dog Safe Citizen programme.  Price: £1,347

LEVEL 5All of the problem and none of the time.

Delightful Dog Intensive
When your busy life is already full of work, kids or caring and your dog’s behaviour is disrupting your life but you don’t have a spare second to deal with it, I will visit you and your dog at your house for two weeks, one hour per day Mon-Fri, to carry out my full behavioural assessment and Delightful Dog behaviour programme for you, followed by two coaching meetings per week via Zoom over the following four weeks.

I will develop the unique programme you need, tailored to resolve the problem you are having, I’ll explain it to you and keep you updated, we’ll review your progress regularly and at the end of six weeks your life will still be busy! but you will see the changes from disruptive to delightful in your dog.

Delightful Dog Intensive package. Price £2,447

How I work

Your dog’s unwanted behaviour took time to develop and it takes time to undo. These are FB_IMG_1574916604966clear psychological principles. I take a whole dog, whole of life approach and my advice will stand you in good stead for years to come, as well as helping you overcome the problem behaviour you are seeing right now.

I offer the following services:
Clinical behaviour consultations under veterinary referral*
Behaviour assessments
Welfare assessments
Expert witness
Supervision/mentoring for new behaviour consultants and undergrad/postgrad students

Remote consultations via Skype or Zoom are also available.

Unlike vets or doctors, animal behaviour work is not regulated by law and this can make it very difficult for dog owners to know who to choose. It’s essential to ensure that your adviser will not make matters worse by using unsuitable or unsafe methods, or even techniques that will cause your dog pain or fear. The Animal Behaviour and Training Council is the only regulatory body working closely with the UK Government to rectify these risks and it sets and maintains the standards of knowledge and practical skills needed to work in the animal behaviour industry. By making sure that you work with a Registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist like me, you can be assured that you are being advised by one of the UK’s most qualified and experienced behaviourists.

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All animals are unique and no two behaviour cases are the same. In cases where your dog is showing unwanted behaviour it is essential to look for the causes of the problem and treat those causes; this involves going beyond simple obedience training and taking a psychological rehabilitation approach specific to each individual dog. The recommendations I will give you will help you to change your own dog’s unwanted behaviour.

*Veterinary referral means that your veterinary surgeon formally consents for me to consult with you. Potential clients are free to contact me directly, or your vet can get in touch in the first instance.  I consult on behavioural problems only, not physical or medical issues, and I always work under referral from your registered veterinary surgeon so that if we do suspect an underlying medical issue we can refer back to your vet.

Please scroll down this page for full details of how to book.

What happens at a behaviour consultation?

When you contact me I will send you a detailed questionnaire so I have your dog’s case history, and I’ll check in with your vet so they are aware that we are working together, that’s essential; this will advise me of any physical or medical conditions relating to your dog that I need to be aware of. The Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 lays responsibility with vets for the diagnostic health and welfare of animals registered in their care.

Then we will “meet up” online via phone, Zoom or Skype so you can talk to me about the problems you are having.

I will:
make an assessment of the behavioural problem
explain to you why it is occurring
discuss options that will work for you in your situation
work with you to develop a personalised retraining plan that you will be able to carry out to help resolve the problem
coach you in how to apply my recommendations correctly

After my assessment I will send you a written summary of all my advice and recommendations.

I will prepare your individualised step-by-step behaviour change and retraining plan and information pack, which may include changes to your dog’s routine or management, I’ll set out my recommendations to you in a written report explaining your dog’s behaviour and the treatment plan I have recommended, and I will write to your vet with a summary of my assessment and recommendations

The treatment plan I develop for you will be based on sound psychological techniques to establish the behaviour you want. They are scientifically validated and effective. I will not ask you to make any changes that you feel uncomfortable with. If you follow my recommendations you will see the positive changes you want in your dog’s behaviour, and I will give my full support while you are putting these changes into place.

How to book

To book your consultation just email me at info@animalbehaviourclinics.com or text me on 07748 369424.

For other consultancy services e.g. rehoming assessments, expert witness, lecturing, workshops, speaking engagements: please contact me to discuss.

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

Sanctuaries and welfare organisations, please contact for details of reduced price or pro bono consultations.

2 thoughts on “Delightful Dogs

  1. Hello I am looking with my vet to find a behaviourist my 14 month old dog she has extreme aggression as well as excessive barking issues she doesn’t understand how to settle or be calm. I would be needing the delightful dog rehabilitation package I believe as she is very bad. I was wanting to know if I would be able to claim your fees back from my insurance I am withPetPlan she has the lifetime cover policy

    1. Hi Bethany, thanks for getting in touch and I’m sorry to hear about the problems your dog is having. I’ll be happy to help. Usually my clients can claim their fees back from their insurance company but I advise everyone to check this directly with their insurance company so there are no surprises when you come to claim. I hope that helps. All best, Debbie

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