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Pet Behaviour Consultations and ongoing support

Ongoing pet behaviour therapy and owner support in Cheltenham and Gloucestershire

My role as a pet behaviour counsellor and canine behaviourist is to advice and support you on reducing your pet’s inappropriate behaviours.

The species of animals I work with include: dogs, cats, birds, ferrets and degus. Although my main specialist area is helping owners who own an anxious or reactive dog.

I do this by treating the underlying emotional issues, but also by helping you to take back control on walks, with the ability to cope in real life, challenging situations.

I have successfully worked with local public figures, high profile businesses and have had several media appearances focusing on the area of behavioural therapy in exotics and my work with anxious dogs.

I am Cheltenham based but cover the whole of Gloucestershire (25 miles radius from Charlton Kings, further distances will incur extra travel fees) consulting only on very specialist behaviours including:

  • Abnormal repetitive behaviours
  • Fear based aggression/reactivity
  • Fear based behaviours/anxiety
  • Inappropriate vocal behaviour
  • Phobias
  • Noise sensitivity
  • Multi-house dog issues
  • Avian, feline behaviour and exotics (degus, corvids, ferrets)

Your free discovery session

I invite you to have a free 15 minute phone discovery session where we discuss your pet’s needs and a chance for you to get to know me. It’s simple to book by following the contact details below.

Please book your free discovery call on: helen@socialpawscheltenham.co.uk

The consultation process

We start by doing a consultation which offers an overview to create and help determine the level of support your pet needs and start the therapy programme. I work only on a veterinary referral for behavioural issues which is a simple form for you to sign including vet’s details and confirmation of a recent medical check up or booking prior to our session.

Details of your consultation:

  • 15 minute pre-assessment discovery call and email start up advice
  • Preparation and liasing with your vet
  • 90 minute to two hour in house consultation
  • Training plans and therapy report 72 hours after our consultation

In the consultation we will go through some control and management strategies, find out your dog’s baseline, without intentionally making it go over its threshold and will start to begin the rehabilitation process.

I only take on new clients who show commitment to receive ongoing support via my unique programme, one off sessions rarely will help your dog in the long-term. In Some cases you will require additional in person coaching sessions to achieve measurable results.

Your initial consultation costs £185

* Rescue rates are available dependent on the referring organisation.

* Please note that due to my qualifications (BSc Hons) and accreditations your dog insurance policy may cover the cost of my professional services but this should be checked with your insurance provider first as policies vary. Payments are requested via bank transfer and payment confirms booking.

Social Paws Behaviour Support Programme

Each programme offers a high level of support over a minimum of 2 months catered to your pet’s needs. We will discuss the best options for your dog at the end of your initial consultation.

Price plans are available and fees can be covered by your insurance provider.

Premium support

  • 1 to 1 coaching
  • Two sessions per month
  • 60 minutes per session
  • Stooge dogs/additional handlers if required
  • Minimum of 2 months sign up
  • Weekly online check ins
  • Ongoing support via email or video critique via WhatsApp

Price: £150 per month

Or £300 upfront payment

Anxious dog support

Shorter but more frequent support sessions to get the best results with your anxious/nervous dog

  • 1 to 1 coaching
  • 4 sessions per month
  • 45 minutes per session
  • Stooge dogs/additional handlers if required
  • minimum of 2 months sign up
  • Regular weekly check ins
  • Ongoing support via email or video critique via WhatsApp

Price: £250 per month

Or £500 upfront payment

* Once we’ve chosen the best support programme, based on your consultation we will set up a simple standing order. Please note the minimum requirement is needed to see results.

Top ups, add ons and retainer

You may feel you need extra in person coaching sessions. I am always happy to add extra sessions onto your plan.

I also offer a retainer programme – this is particularly useful for long term cases that require less hands on support but offline guidance. This package is available after 2 months work and priced at £75 a month including 1 in house session.

Please book your free discovery call on: helen@socialpawscheltenham.co.uk

Full for details of my qualifications and experience please click HERE