behaviour Consultations and coaching

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What to expect

 

Once you contact me I will speak with you to gain a brief insight into what you want to work on and what you wish to accomplish. I will also ask you to complete a data protection form as well as acquire your vet's consent for my visit, I must receive these completed forms 24 hours before our appointment. Find vet referral form here.

If we're meeting in person during our initial consultation I will spend around 2 to 4 hours with you and your horse or dog, learning about their lifestyle, any problems you and they are having, and what outcomes you expect from our work together. From there we will decide how to proceed based on your individual needs and I will advise you on an action plan to follow, also offering advice or coaching in the practical application of this plan. Soon after my visit, I will send you a bespoke written plan including details on any training or management changes we discussed during our consultation, and any additional or suggested resources which you can work through at your own pace, with ongoing support.

Each action plan or lesson will be based on up-to-date science and predominantly focus on a 'force-free', LIMA approach (Least invasive, minimally aversive) where you will work with your horse or dog, rather than against them. The animal's welfare and the safety of everyone involved will be my primary focus.

If you don't have any behavioural problems you feel you need to resolve, but rather you just want to improve your relationship with your animal or want help training something new then I can help with that too.

My aim is to enable people to develop an informed, non-violent and science-based approach to their relationship with their horse or dog. Action plans I provide for resolving any behavioural 'problems' will have a biopsychosocial approach and alongside working closely with your vet may include the use of applied ethology, attachment theory, antecedent arrangement, habituation, systematic desensitisation, counter conditioning, positive reinforcement and differential reinforcement in addition to providing educational resources to owners, trainers, and other professionals to aid changes in perspective. I avoid the use of negative and positive punishment and take into account the animal's individual needs, genetics, and experiences. I will work closely with your vet and any other professionals where appropriate to ensure you and your horse or dog get the support you need.

 Service costs 

 

In-person behaviour consultations

  • £120 within <20 miles of NG16 postcode

  • £140 within 20 - 30 miles of the NG16 postcode

  • £160 within 30 - 40 miles of the NG16 postcode

  • £180 within 40 - 50 miles of the NG16 postcode

What's included?

Initial chat via email or phone call to learn what you need and hope to gain from my services.

I will take a detailed case history.

Before the consultation, I will review any video footage you have sent me.

I will read your vet referral documents prior to my visit.

We will arrange a 2 - 3 hour visit to your home or yard for assessment and training.

After my visit, I will write up a bespoke action plan based on you and your animal's needs which will be emailed to you.

Included in your consultation is 3 months (12 weeks) of weekly follow up support via email, text and WhatsApp.

Included in your follow up are up to 20 video reviews

If required I can also offer 1 return visit to help support your progress.

Online behaviour consultations

£80 (Internationally)

What's included?

Initial chat via email or phone call to learn what you need.

I will take a detailed case history.

Before the consultation, I will review any video footage you have sent me.

I will read your vet referral documents prior to our meeting.

We will arrange a call via phone / Whatsapp / or if prefered, an alternative method to discuss your case in detail and assess you and your animal's needs.

After our meeting/detailed discussion, I will write up a bespoke action plan which will be emailed to you.

Included in your consultation is 3 months (12 weeks) of weekly follow up support via email, text and WhatsApp.

Included in your follow up are up to 20 video reviews.

Follow up support and video reviews

Follow-up support post behaviour consultation via unlimited phone call/text/email/WhatsApp plus up to 8 video reviews:

  • £20 per month / 4 weeks

 

One-to-one coaching in person and online

  • one-to-one coaching session £30.*

  • Block of 4 one-to-one coaching sessions £100 (Save £20!).*

  • Block of 8 one-to-one coaching sessions £160 (Save £80!).*

What's included?

Initial chat about you and your animal's needs and goals.

Each in-person session will last approximately 45 minutes.

Included will be a lesson plan and bespoke feedback/support.

For distance students, I will review the training videos you send me and offer feedback and advice.

Any relevant educational resources will be provided.

This service works well alongside my Dog Training service *see below*.

*I will offer in-person coaching within 20 miles of the NG16 postcode - travel costs may be required beyond that distance*

Dog training

Half-day (4 hours, e.g 10 am to 2pm) £60

Full day (8 hours, e.g 8am to 4pm) £100

What's included?

We will discuss you and your dog's needs and your goals to ensure we're the right fit.

I will take a detailed case history.

I will read your vet referral form prior to my first visit.

I will spend time at your home working with your dog while you go to work or spend time with your family/friends etc.

I specialise in training in a way free of fear, pain or discomfort so no need to worry about your dog.

I can provide basic training such as simple cooperative care, providing enrichment, loose lead walking, house training, crate training, minimising excessive barking etc.

Relevant lesson plans will be provided for you and I will offer 1-2-1 coaching so you can continue to carry on the training day-to-day, (please note I will require a minimum of 1 hour with you in order to pass on this information, this can be done either in person or via phone call).

For each session/training plan I provide, I will offer up to 10 training video reviews as follow up support.

This is not a quick fix, it is to help you continue your dog's education and training when you don't have the time to do so - consistency is key and training with you will need to continue once I'm gone. This service works well alongside a coaching session.

If finances are holding you back don't hesitate to contact me to negotiate costs.

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What I need from you as a client

  • Be honest with me during our consultation and give me as much detail as possible.

  • Commitment to the action plan we agree upon.

  • Send me progress videos for review / feedback, especially with online consultations or coaching, so as to fine tune the action plan and make sure things run smoothly.

  • Be present and on time for our appointments.

  • To send me your vet referral 24 hours prior to our first appointment.

  • Be open minded

  • Any cancellation to be made 48 hours before our appointment.

  • Ask questions! If you're not sure about something then ask me, please don't struggle through.

  • If you're not happy with something tell me, if something isn't working there are probably several other ways we can try to achieve the same outcome; I want to find the way that suits you and your animal best!

Some of the things I can help with:

Equine:

  • Behaviour Consultations

  • Coaching in ethical horse Training

  • Creating a species suitable environment

  • Co-operative Care Support (e.g. hoof care, leading, needle shy etc)

  • Holistic Horse Management

  • Enrichment Ideas / Sessions

  • Non-Ridden Support

  • Groundwork using +R

  • Support with anxiety or fear-based problems

  • Aggression issues

  • Help with transitioning to bitless

  • Stereotypies / repetitive behaviours

  • Rescue and Rehabilitation cases

  • Semi-ferals

  • Separation anxiety

  • Leading in hand

  • Euthanasia support

Canine:

  • Behaviour consultations

  • Coaching in ethical dog training

  • Co-operative care support (e.g nail clipping, ear cleaning)

  • Management practices

  • Enrichment ideas / sessions

  • Loose lead walking

  • Anxiety or fear-based problems

  • Jumping up

  • Excessive barking

  • House training

  • Dog walking service

  • Car travel

  • Recall training.

  • Slow down - 'enrichment' walks

  • Simple nosework games.

  • Reactivity.