Behaviour and Training Referral Service

 

Donaldsons Veterinary Practice offers a full diagnostic service in the treatment and management of behaviour and training problems. We base all our advice and treatments on the most recent research in behaviour medicine, using only positive reward based methods.

We also offer one to one sessions for new puppy owners and those boisterous “teenagers”.

 

OUR TEAM:

 

Wendy J Taylor
NCert(AnBeh) DipAVN(Surgical)DipAVN(Medical)RVN

Wendy has over 25 years’ experience working with dogs and cats in the Veterinary and behavioural field. She holds amongst other certificates the BVNA Certificate in Companion Animal Behaviour, the post graduate Veterinary Nurse Certificate in Clinical Animal Behaviour and the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Advanced Instructors Certificate. She is the treasurer of the British Veterinary Behaviour Association which involves promoting gold standard behaviour training to fellow professionals and pet owners along with helping to organise behaviour talks for other professionals involved in this field of work from all over the world. She lectures to veterinary staff, university students and the public. She has published articles in the Veterinary Press. She regularly attends Behaviour seminars to keep up to date with the latest theories and research.

Wendy has always had a keen interest in behaviour and training. She started off working with young horses, then moved into the canine field having competed in obedience competitions with her own dogs.

 

What to expect?

BEHAVIOUR REFERRAL

COMMON PROBLEMS: AGGRESSION, ANXIETY, NOISE PHOBIAS, COGNATIVE PROBLEMS (SENILITY).

All behaviour cases must be referred by a Veterinary Surgeon and we will required the full medical history of the pet. Please complete our Veterinary referral form.

The appointment will last for approximately 2 hours. Wendy will speak to you first on the phone to see if a home visit is required. We will let you know which family members should attend, this may include other family dogs. Please fetch a list of anything, no matter how small, that you find a problem.

We will take a full history then work through the problems, focusing our treatment on a behaviour modification plan. We may refer some cases back to your Veterinary Surgeon for a clinical work up.

There is no “quick fix” to most behaviour problems. They require commitment and hard work from all involved with the patient.

After the consultation you will receive a full report and plan of action. We will the keep in touch by phone or email until you no longer require our support.

TRAINING CONSULTATION

COMMON PROBLEMS: JUMPING UP, PULLING ON THE LEAD, CHEWING, BAD MANNERS, POOR RECALL, OVER EXCITEMENT, FEAR OF THE VETS.

The appointment will last for approximately 60 minutes. Some Behaviour problems will require follow up training appointments.

We also offer this service to new pet owners to get them started with their new pet.

Puppy Consultation – Getting the basics right (SIT, DOWN, RECALL, STAY, LEAVE IT, SETTLE) health and nutrition advice.

Teenager Troubles- If your young dog is needing a reminder on good manners.

GROUP TRAINING CLASSES

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