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 us 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. We 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. 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 ​

  • Telephone check in 2 weeks after consultation to address any questions or challenges 


Initial consultation (approximately 3 hours): $450.00

Follow up consultations (approximately 1-1.5 hours): $200.00

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

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