Our preferred method is to work with you online (we do have face to face options though). The benefits of this are:
- We see your dog in its most natural state e.g., they are not excited or nervous by our presence.
- In home/in person sessions are recommended if a follow up session is needed.
- It is also the most cost-effective way of working together, the session is cheaper and no travel fee applicable.
How do we assess without physically meeting your dog:
We ask you to send us some example videos of normal behaviour as well as problematic behaviour prior to the session. Our assessment is mostly a discussion of what you have observed, what you have tried and what your dog’s previous experiences are. Then we teach you what to do to address the behaviour, we can demonstrate what this looks like with our own dog online too. Don’t worry there may be some dog’s we want or need to meet and we will recommend this after the first online session. But we won’t make you spend that extra money unless its necessary.
Every animal is different, with their own emotions and their own individual way of responding to the people and the environment around them. Each pet owner has a unique relationship with their pet, however at times it can be a struggle to understand why your pet does certain things and how to manage their behaviour. The following packages can help you understand your pet’s unique needs within their environment and how that fits with your lifestyle.
We will work together to help you and your pet understand each other better and to support you through the behaviour challenges you are facing. This will assist to improve your pet’s quality of life and the companionship you share.
During our sessions together detailed information will be gathered from you and by observing your pet. We will discuss your pet’s history, your concerns, observe video footage of your pet’s daily activities and of problem behaviours (if safe or appropriate). We will also observe subtle body language signals, if your pet can relax and how they do so, choices your pet makes on where to relax, and the way your pet interacts with their environment and you.
Once all the information is gathered, the cause of the problem and how to manage the problem are discussed with you in detail. A plan suited to your family, your environment, and your pet is then discussed. This may include how to keep everyone safe, how to reduce triggers, developing appropriate coping strategies with the aim of improving their behaviour.
Behaviour Assessment (Online)
$230 for a 90 minute session and written assessment and recommendaitons. This is a great starting point if you are not sure what your dog needs. This single session is for those that are unsure which step to take or what to try our services before committing (can be uses as credit in the furture for packages).
Behaviour Assessment (In person)
$260 for a 90 minute session and written assessment and recommendaitons.This is a great starting point if you are not sure what your dog needs. This single session is for those that are unsure which step to take or what to try our services before committing (can be uses as credit in the furture for packages).
No charge for sessions at Russell Island or online. Other islands (within Bay Islands is $20 per session)
Alternatively there is no travel for online sessions and sometimes they can be more effective than an in person session as your dog doesn’t have us present as a distraction and I can demo with my dog.
We offer zip money for purchases above $450. This allows you to buy now pay later or set up a payment plan. If you would like to organise this please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Unsure if we are the right fit for you or your dog? Not sure what service to book? or need some simple advice or a question answered? Then this service is for you! You get 15 minutes free with Cassandra the Director and Senior Behaviourist.