Anxiety problem or training problem?
- Trainers are often the first port of call for dog owners.
- A good trainer is often the first person to identify when something is ‘not quite right’ with a dog.
- It is important for a trainer to be able to differentiate an anxiety problem from a training problem.
- It is in the dogs best interest to refer early on if you suspect an underlying anxiety problem. This will ensure the best outcome possible for the dog.
- See anxiety vs training problem.
Feel free to contact us by phone or email and have a chat to either Tracey or Tracy and discuss the case. We can let you know if we think a referral would be beneficial.
How to refer:
- Fill send a letter of referral to our clinic
- See ‘prequisites before a consultation’.
- Give your client our details and ask them to contact us for more information about a consultation.
- Please send AVBS a copy of all of your reports - the more information we can have the better!
- If the client consents we will send their referring trainer a copy of the behaviour report and plans.
- Each case varies regarding the follow up visits required. If the dog is prescribed medication, they will need to continue to see Tracey Henderson at various intervals whilst it is on the medication.
- Many cases require one on one training to help the owner with the behaviour modification exercises. These cases will be referred back to their trainer for these sessions if appropriate. Tracey and Tracy will work closely with the referring trainer so that everyone is on the ‘same page’.