classes and in-person consultations and sessions are currently
due to new restrictions in force.
Clients with existing bookings will be contacted about deferring
their sessions or changing to a video consultation where
All new dog and cat behaviour
consultations and one-to-one puppy advice sessions, are
available live online via Zoom, or Skype.
For a quote or to book a behaviour
email me with some details about the problems you're experiencing.
allow, I can offer home visits for
behaviour consultations and follow-up, provided that the following
conditions can be met:
Visits take place outdoors in
the clientís garden
(using supporting video to show any problems indoors)
Social distancing of 2m will be maintained between you and me at
I will apply hand sanitiser at the start of the session, and
will minimise any contact with your property
I will minimise contact with your dog or cat, but some contact
may be necessary in order
to demonstrate training or techniques. If I have touched them,
it is suggested that you wipe the pet with a dampened cloth (not
disinfectant) before handling them yourselves, and any equipment
should be disinfected.
If you don't
have suitable outdoor space for the home visit, please consider one
of the following options.
CONSULTATION AT MY PREMISES
For some dog cases - those involving
reactivity towards unfamiliar dogs - it may be possible to have the
behaviour consultation and follow up sessions outdoors at my
premises (Onehouse, near Stowmarket).
This involves being outside and for
the first consultation means being fairly sedentary for up to 2
hours, and the weather may not be very kind, so this option may not
suit all dogs (and owners!).
This option is not appropriate for
dogs that display aggressive behaviour towards unfamiliar people
away from the home.
LIVE ONLINE BEHAVIOUR CONSULTATIONS
Where home visits are not possible, Iím using online video
conferencing to carry out the great majority of behaviour consultations.
(The exception to this is dog cases involving aggressive behaviour
towards other dogs where there is no fear or reactivity to
unfamiliar people or fear of noises - in these cases it may be
possible to carry out the consultations outdoors in my field under
social distancing restrictions.)
For all other cases, we will work using a platform such as Skype or
Zoom so we speak face to face. From what I see during the session
and from any video footage you can supply ahead of the session, Iím able to assess your petís
behaviour and diagnose the underlying cause exactly as I would
during a home visit, and because the session is live and interactive
we can discuss the behaviour programme, you can ask questions, I can
demonstrate any training with my dogs, and you can practise while I
observe and support you.
As always, I provide full written reports and behaviour programmes,
and offer phone and email support for six months while you work with
your dog or cat.
As well as protecting us all from the spread of Covid-19, working in
this way has some additional benefits:
There is no stranger in your home so your pet will show their
normal behaviour and they wonít be distracted by me
Fearful dogs or cats wonít be stressed by my presence in the
Sessions can be scheduled at times that suit you, to fit around
work and family commitments
Sessions can be flexible: if it suits, we can have shorter
sessions and do more of them.