For dogs and cats who have a behaviour problem.

Our pet’s behaviour can be challenging at the best of times. This is why it is so important to take time to consider what type of breed of dog you want to introduce into your family and whether your lifestyle will suit your pet.

Many behavioural problems could be avoided if we had a greater understanding of why our pets behave the way they do! Behavioural problems can develop due to many different reasons, such as genetics, early experiences, learned behaviours, lack of training and/or exercise, or rewarding incorrect behaviours.  Every pet is unique; even if they are from the same breed or from the same litter. Sometimes the close bond we develop with our pet can be the cause of their behavioural problems.

Making sure your pet receives the correct training is vitally important in order for them to live happily within your home.

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Is your dog…
  • Barking excessively?
  • Acting destructively when left alone?
  • Acting aggressively towards people?
  • Acting aggressively towards other dogs?
  • Chasing cars and cyclists?
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Is your cat…
  • Excessively vocal?
  • Acting aggressively towards another family pet?
  • Acting aggressively towards people?
  • Spraying in the home?
  • Refusing to use its litter box?

What can you expect...

Our first consultation will last around an hour to an hour and a half. During this time I will take a full history from you about your pet, together with details about the behavioural problem. I will then outline the behavioural problem and discuss the motivations behind the behaviour.

Our second consultation will take place a week later, when I will return with a behaviour programme which is tailored to suit you and your pet. I will go through the behaviour training programme and show you the techniques I have recommended to change your pet’s behaviour. I will also be able to answer any questions you may have.

A copy of the behaviour training programme will be sent to your veterinary surgeon. To gain maximum benefit from our time together, it is helpful if all the family can attend (where applicable) and please feel free to provide any written notes, diaries or videos you may have kept to aid your pet’s assessment.

 

Your Aftercare Support...

After our consultations, you will receive support via email or telephone as part of your service. Another appointment can be arranged if further help is needed.

Veterinary Health Check...

Before a behavioural consultation can be arranged your pet must visit your veterinary surgeon for a medical check. This simple process is to rule out any medical causes that may be affecting your pet’s behaviour.

If your pet does have a medical problem which is related to its behaviour, the problem must be treated before I can visit.

A copy of You And Your Pet referral form can be downloaded here and printed for your veterinary surgeon to sign.

How much does it cost?

You And Your Pet Behavioural Consultation is one payment of £150.  Further behaviour training sessions can be arranged to support you and your pet’s progress.  These sessions are £30 per hour or you can be three sessions for £80.

How to book…

  1. Download the Veterinary Approval form here.
  2. Ask your Vet to complete it and return to petbehaviour@yayp.co.uk
  3. A confirmation email will be sent to you to confirm your place and how to pay.

 

Dog Behaviour Tips

  • Don’t let your dog have access to all of it’s toys at once. Change and rotate the toys to help maintain your dog’s interest.
  • Avoid harsh training methods. They will not help your dog to learn. Instead, try to adopt positive, reward-based methods.
  • Reward your dog’s good behaviour with either a treat, some praise, or a toy.

Cat Behaviour Tips

  • If your cat has had a lazy day, encourage them to earn their tea by playing chase with their favourite toy!
  • Cats need to scent mark and groom their claws by scratching. Make sure you place cat scratching posts around your home.

Our Services

You And Your Pet offer a number of services to help you manage your pets behaviour. Based in Preston, Chorley, Leyland, Euxton, Adlington and the surrounding areas why not get in touch to find out more about what we can offer...

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