How we can help you

Dog and cat behaviour problems can be challenging and cause much frustration and distress for pet guardians. No matter your concerns, we are here to listen with genuine compassion, judgement-free support and help you and your pet with proven science-backed solutions.

Dog guardians (owners) come to us for help with:

Aggression is usually deep-seated fear, anxiety or pain. A thorough consultation with a behaviour veterinarian can help get to the core concern for your pet.
  • Storm and Noise Phobia and Panic
  • Separation related distress, escaping and destructive behaviour
  • Excessive vocalisation/ barking/ Noise complaints
  • Aggression or “reactivity” towards people, animals and vehicles / pulling on leash
  • Housetraining/inappropriate marking
  • Tail chasing, fence running, repetitive licking and other obsessive disorders
  • Hyperactivity and hyper-reactivity
  • In puppies and young dogs: early onset behavioural concerns, most commonly fearful behaviour, separation anxiety, poor socialisation, aggression
  • Cognitive dysfunction in seniors (“doggy dementia”)
  • Chronic pain and pain related aggression
  • Problem behaviours:
    • Digging,
    • Jumping, scratching, bolting or barking at the door,
    • Excessive barking and patrolling behaviours
    • Mouthing, grabbing and biting
    • Resource guarding

Cat guardians (owners) come to us for help with:

The most common reason cat guardians seek our help is to manage inter-cat aggression or aggression towards humans.
  • Housetraining and marking / urine spraying disorders
  • Aggression disorders:
    • Fear aggression (commonly displayed at the veterinary clinic)
    • Inter-cat, redirected and territorial aggression (cats fighting; aggression towards humans)
    • Play aggression (rough play)
    • Pain related aggression
  • Fear/ fearful behaviour
  • Obsessive compulsive disorders/ over grooming/ feline hyperaesthesia syndrome
  • In kittens and young cats, we can help with early onset behavioural concerns: most commonly fearful behaviour and play aggression.
  • Chronic pain
  • Excessive vocalisation/ yowling/ meowing/ pacing
  • Cognitive dysfunction in senior cats

“Behaviour veterinarians are trained to observe the behaviour and body language of animals, combined with an extensive knowledge of hidden disease, to determine whether the animal’s reactions to a situation are normal/ appropriate, or a cry for help.”


What to expect during a veterinary behaviour consultation

When your pet displays mild behavioural problems, pet guardians can often correct the problem by using reward-based training, often with assistance from a trainer or non-veterinarian behaviourist. However, when problems are more serious, it is easy to make the problem worse rather than improving it. “…a behavioural consultation with a suitably qualified veterinarian helps you … Read more

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Behaviour packages

We understand that behaviour is very much about what we consistently do, so we offer behavioural packages to suit our clients’ needs. These packages fast-track your results and make it easier to keep on the best path for you and your pet. Please note that an initial behaviour consultation is charged at full price, so … Read more

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