Pet Behaviour Counselling
Animals can be wonderful companions and we love them. However, sometimes our relationship with them comes under strain. Many people living with difficult pets are not aware that their lives could be made so much easier. Issues such as:
...to name but a few, can all be resolved. Life can be rewarding, with little stress for both pet and owner. 4-Legs-Good provides specialist advice and offers kind, reward-based solutions to these and other behaviour problems in a range of animals, including dogs, cats, rodents and birds.
Vets, you can make a behavioural referral to us here.
Contact us for a no obligations chat, or to arrange a consultation.
Bobby is an 8 year old Border Collie who is very sensitive to noise. As well as fireworks and bird scarers he really doesn’t like the sounds our neighbours make moving around upstairs. Claire, our vets and ourselves have worked closely together and whilst Bobby is still not 100% he is much, much happier - and safer too.
We cannot thank you enough for your help with Tinker and her 'vertical scratching' problem. Since your visit last month and implementing your suggestions, she has settled down wonderfully and is now her old self.
Shortly after I left him (well cared for) to go on a week’s holiday, Claude began to over-groom resulting in a very bald tail on a very fluffy cat. He also managed to eat holes in two cashmere jumpers! Claire’s approach was straightforward and practical and between us we managed to sort out Claude’s behaviour and help him have less reliance on me. I now have a lovely affectionate confident cat with a tail that looks like it belongs to him.
It was lovely to meet you, we both found your time with us very informative and the advice and ideas you gave us very helpful. Just to let you know how Daisy is progressing. The walking to heel is coming on fine the harness along with the treats its getting a pleasure to take her for a walk. She has stopped jumping up when Pat takes her for a walk and also when she meets other people when we are out.
I first met Claire in April 2011, I was having problems with my 3 year old boxer dog, Benson, he had always been very lively and had never
really had an opportunity to mix with other dogs. As he was getting older he was becoming stronger and harder to handle so I turned to
Claire for help. She visited us at home and Benson took to her immediately.
I have had Shadow 5 months now - he was so shy and nervous he was stuck in rescue kennels for over 6 months. He was very jumpy when out and about and wanted to race off after cars a lot. Claire helped me understand what made him anxious and how to interest and calm him. He really loves food treats so loves training with food rewards.
At 7 months old, Labrador/Collie cross brother and sister, Rudy and Coco were exhibiting some anti-social tendencies and had a few other behaviour issues.
Getting on really well with the whistle recall and clicker training. The harness is excellent and he’s responding well to the treats. All the information in the report was fine and easy to understand. He hasn’t shown any aggression of any form since you came so that’s excellent.
Satch had a serious aggression problem. I used to liken his teeth with a Ghurka’s knife – once drawn they have to fetch blood! Claire explained to us why he was behaving in this way and has helped us predict and manage his behaviour to keep ourselves safe. We now know exactly where the boundaries must be maintained and Satch is happier and less frustrated as a result.
A multitude of issues, not least the lack of social exposure early on in Oskar’s life necessitated our consultation with Claire. She reviewed each topic in a comprehensive report, producing an action plan for each area of concern. Although I felt daunted by the range of issues to be addressed, I knew that Claire’s advice was sound and practical. I am so grateful for the support she has given, and so positive with our achievement to date.