We understand how closely the mind and body works together, and so frequently work with Veterinarians to provide a rounded approach to help canines.
WHY REFER TO US?
We can help with a wide range of issues
We are happy to take referrals from Veterinary Surgeons and can support your clients with problems including aggressive behaviour/ 'reactivity' (to other dogs or people), separation anxiety, nuisance behaviours (such as excessive barking), toileting issues, nervousness/ anxiety/ phobias and conflict between dogs in the same home. Details of the behaviour services available on referral are shown here. Bespoke options are also available and, often, related issues can be combined into one package.
We are suitably qualified
Given that there is, sadly, no formal regulation within the field of animal training and behaviour, it can sometimes be difficult to know who you should refer your clients to for support with these issues. Our Lead Behaviourist, Gretta Ford, is accredited as a Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CCAB) and is a Full Member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC).
We work with in partnership with each client's vet
In line with good practice, we always consult with the client's Veterinary Surgeon and request the clinical history before our initial consultation in behaviour cases. Following a behaviour consultation, we provide referring vets with a copy of the summary report and are happy to keep you updated on progress/ issues.
HOW TO REFER
If you are a Veterinary Surgeon wishing to refer a case to A Different Dog, please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following:
completed behaviour referral form
full clinical history for the dog
the client's contact details if they have not already been in touch with us