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Dog Behaviour Consultation

Some of the issues that Northern Rivers Animal Behaviour can assist with include:

  • Separation anxiety 

  • Aggression towards other animals

  • Aggression towards people

  • Excessive barking

  • Fear of places (e.g. veterinary clinic, groomers)

  • Fear of people

  • Noise phobias (e.g. thunderstorms, fireworks)

  • Compulsive or repetitive behaviours (e.g. circling, licking, ball chasing)

  • Senile behaviour in older animals (e.g. vocalisation, restlessness, pacing, getting 'lost' in the house, personality changes)

  • Urinating or defecating in the house

  • Any other behavioural or training issues

The Process

  1. Contact me via phone, email or web form to discuss your problem and arrange a consultation 

  2. Fill in the detailed questionnaire sent to you describing your dog's life and the behavioural issue you are seeking help for.

  3. I come to your home (or connect over Zoom) for an in depth and detailed consultation

  4. During the consultation a diagnosis will be reached and treatment plan provided, and a detailed written report will be provided shortly after

What's included:

  • In home visit (within Byron and Tweed Shires, southern Gold Coast). Consultations outside these areas can be conducted via video call)

  • Full history, discussion and analysis of questionnaire

  • Analysis of home environment

  • Diagnosis of problem & discussion of why your dog is behaving the way they are

  • Provision of treatment plan:

    • Immediate environmental management solutions to help in the short term

    • Formulation of behaviour modification and/or training plan

    • Discussion of pheromones, nutraceuticals and/or medication (if applicable). Provision of prescriptions if required

  • Full written report detailing diagnosis and treatment plan

  • Any handouts you may need to assist with the treatment plan

  • Correspondence with your regular veterinarian ​

  • Unlimited phone and email support until the next consultation


Initial consultation (approximately 3 hours): $550 inc. GST

Follow up consultations (approximately 1 hour): $200 inc. GST

Short consultation/medication review (30 min): $100 inc. GST

Consultations involving more than one animal in a household will be subject to an additional fee. 

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