A behavioural consultation uses canine psychology to identify and understand the motivation, rewards and the emotions behind a specific dog’s behaviour. This knowledge can then be used to modify that behaviour using positive, kind and reward-based methods.
Consultations are held in the dog’s home environment where the behaviour can be discussed and hopefully observed, ensuring the most appropriate, effective advice can be given. Dogs (and owners) are generally less stressed in a familiar environment, and being at home makes learning and re-training a lot easier.
Some behavioural problems can be dealt with effectively during one consultation, but this will ultimately depend on the nature and severity of the problem. Often at least one follow-up is recommended to ensure the program is working, and for adjustments to be made to it if necessary.