Direct Training/Behaviour Line: 07714944241
Initial Consultation - £ 120
50% Deposit £60 (due when booking)
50% Balance £60 (due at initial consultation)
Follow Up Consultation - £40
Full payment due at consultation
1-2-1 Behaviour Consultation
Living with a dog should be a rewarding experience but sometimes dogs display behaviour that makes life stressful for both them and you as owners.
Undesirable behaviour rarely appears out of nowhere and usually has a trigger and/or is being reinforced by something.
We can help with;
Pre - consultation;
Please complete the 'Dog Behaviour Veterinary Referral Form' below. This is because behaviour problems can be directly related to clinical conditions. We therefore try to work closely with your vet where necessary to provide the best possible outcomes.
On receipt of the form we will ring you to clarify any details from the form and to book an initial consultation.
We also take a 50% non-refundable deposit at this time to secure your appointment and to cover our time contacting your vet and investigating your dog's history.
The first consultation lasts up to 90 minutes. We usually do these at your own home, where we can observe your dog, talk to you and take a full history. If possible we like to have everyone involved in the dog's care at the consultation.
From observation, assessment and discussion we will establish your dog's motivation for the problem behaviour and devise a behavior modification plan with realistic goals for both you and your dog.
At this point we will also teach you how to implement any exercises.
Following the consultation you will receive an emailed report copied to your vet for their information. You will receive this within 1 week of your visit.
We also offer free email / phone support for 1 month from your consultation.
There is no quick fix to modifying behaviour, it takes time and patience.
We advise that you always have at least one follow up session and possibly more depending on the problem in order to achieve the best outcomes.
The follow up sessions can take place at your home or other local location. We will review progress to date and set new targets. Follow up visits last up to one hour.
I can highly recommend Catherine for her excellent advice, support and practical guidance for help with behavioural issues your dog may have. The initial consultation was thorough, preceded by a detailed questionnaire (which we filled out before she came - time spent on this was well worth it as it gave Catherine information to assess our specific needs and identify how she could quickly put us on the right track.
Catherine was patient and explained everything clearly and took the time to show us the techniques and watched us work on them so we knew we were carrying them out correctly. Throughout the process she was on hand via phone and email if we needed extra advice and encouragement to persevere even after a bad day.
Since implementing all Catherine's techniques we have noticed a massive improvement in his behaviour and also our confidence. He is our first dog and Catherine's help has provided us with information on dog behaviour that has helped us bond with him better.
Pippa, Mary and Roy
Catherine has been amazing! We don’t know what we would have done without her!
She has helped our dog (Scarlett) with various issues like wetting in the house, aggression on the lead towards other dogs and nervousness around people. Catherine is so approachable and I feel that I can ask her any advice I need regarding Scarlett’s behaviour, and she is always more than happy to help. She genuinely cares about Scarlett, and we feel like we are not alone; instead we are working with her to try and resolve Scarlett’s problems.
Catherine genuinely wants our dog to succeed.
We were new dog owners and wanted assurance that the home set up and training we had in place was right and would not encourage any bad habits, especially as we had a large breed. Catherine was wonderfully informative and supportive. She spent more time than expected with us and Bunker (our Rottweiler), making sure that the feeding, bed, grooming and training we had started was right. She had great top tips and knowledge to stop any bad behaviours in a positive manner before they had even started. This gave us the confidence we needed, it was now just a matter of putting the time and hard work in and remaining consistent. There was also a follow up visit to check on our progress and see if any other little challenges had come up. I would thoroughly recommend an initial puppy home visit and Take The Lead Services in general for all dog owners.