How do I prepare for my behaviour and/or training sessions?
Your initial online or in-person appointment will be for approximately 2.5-3 hours. We will begin by sitting down together and chatting about your needs, finding out about your pet and discussing any questions or concerns you may have. This is likely to be online initially. The first session is largely about human communication, information exchange & teaching. We will then make a plan, aiming to set you up for success, prevent problems, & possibly including starting some foundation training. (Your initial sessions will be divided over 2-3 appointments, depending on your chosen package.)
This appointment will be followed up with a personalised report (+/- voice memos, +/- some demo videos to recap) and help you share the information with other caregivers. You are also invited to take your own notes during our sessions to help you process and remember information in a way that is useful for you.
All behaviour change plans follow a step-wise process, usually involving follow-up (subsequent lessons will be ~0.75-1.25 hour[s]).
Please be assured, my aim is to help you, and I will take a solution-based approach. (And there is nothing you can’t tell me, if you think it is relevant and will help in your situation.) We will use only kind, positive reinforcement methods to teach your pet, and you - relying on current evidence, and collaborating with your vets as necessary to help your pet.
Prior to your appointment, please:
For the day(s) of our in-person appointment(s):
Please could you let me know if there’s anything specific I need to know about finding +/- parking at your home (as well as arranging a visitors’ parking permit if necessary)
Please feel free to get in touch if you have any further questions re your appointment, +/- require any more information or clarity - I shall be happy to help. Note that I work standard business hours (Monday-Thursday, 09.00-17.00, & Friday mornings, excluding weekends, evenings and holidays). I shall generally respond to you within ~3-5 working days, and will always prioritise existing clients, & more urgent questions and messages within these days/times (but not outwith them). Please use email to contact me in the first instance (&, unless sending requested/relevant videos via WhatsApp, please avoid messaging me via my social media - thanks!). In the case of any queries you feel are urgent, outwith my working hours (or if I am away), please contact your veterinary practice in the first instance, who I will be happy to collaborate with.
In advance of your appointment, you may find this information helpful.
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Last updated Mar '22
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