Consultations are for problem behaviours that cannot be dealt with through basic training alone.
Some common problems that require consultations are:
  • Urination in the home
  • Destructive behaviour (chewing & digging)
  • Separation-related distress  (howling, barking, destructive behaviour, self-mutilation or house-soiling in the owner’s absence)
  • Dog-dog Aggression
  • Dog-human Aggression
  • Hyperactivity
  • Phobias
  • Compulsive behaviours
  • Generally uncontrollable behaviour
Consultations may also be helpful in preventing problems from arising and so can be arranged for the following:
  • General advice on raising a puppy
  • Choosing a new dog
  • Helping a rescued dog to settle in
Consultations take place in your home, so that I can observe your dog in his or her usual environment and chat to as many family members as possible. During this time I take a full history of the problem behaviour and acquire as much knowledge as possible about the dog’s daily routines. I will then briefly discuss my observations and advice with you. After the consultation, I will send you a detailed report, which explains clearly how to go about addressing the problem in a step by step manner.
It must be remembered that a consultation is usually just the first step in resolving problem behaviour and that it is up to you to follow the advice you receive. There are no magic solutions! Behaviour modification can be hard work and requires commitment and patience!
Consultation Fees:
Far South (Noordhoek - Scarborough): R1000
Kalk Bay - Constantia: R1200
The fee for a consultation covers not only the time spent with you in your home, but also travel time and the  hours spent writing the report - while I may only be with you for 2 hours, at least 8 hours of work goes into a consultation.

 Please be advised that in order to assist you, I need extensive detail about your dog, his daily life and behaviour. I also need to see your dog and his home situation, wherever possible.  It is unethical for me to give advice without having all the facts. For this reason I do not give advice via email or telephone . If you are wanting a consultation because your dog is aggressive towards strangers or visitors, you will be required to put your dog away securely when I arrive, so that I can get all the necessary details before I meet your dog and can make an informed decision as to whether your dog will need to be muzzled or leashed when meeting me for everyone's safety and well-being.