Pet behaviour advice in Daventry
Our team understands that pet behavioural issues can be frustrating to deal with. You may be finding yourself having to change your routine or your plans to accommodate your pet’s behaviour, which can impact the joy of pet ownership. If this is the case, contact us at Daventry Vets.
We always recommend a veterinary consultation to ensure that your pet’s behaviour is not linked to any underlying health condition that may need treatment. Our years of experience can help solve many issues for dogs, cats and small furries, however if your pet requires further help, we can refer you to some of the trusted behaviourists that we work closely with.
Referring your pet to a behaviourist
Following a thorough examination, if our vets have determined that your pet’s behavioural issues are not pain or health related then you can choose to be referred on to a pet behaviourist. We have a close working connection with Simon Hill MRCVS MSc and Victoria Stockley from Animal Senses, both of whom have further qualifications in pet behaviour.
If you wish to seek out a different pet behaviourist, we recommend finding out if they require a veterinary referral first. This fast-growing industry is currently unregulated so it’s important to ensure that you are enlisting the services of a good-quality behaviourist who understands that pets should first be seen by a vet to rule out medical conditions.
The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors members are qualified assessed and regulated. You will find a list of members on their website: www.apbc.org.uk
Training classes for your dog
If you are thinking of taking your dog to training classes, Daventry Vets recommends that you choose a trainer who belongs to the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). Members of the APDT undergo written and practical examinations and adhere to a code of conduct.
Please note: The APDT (USA) is not the same as the UK APDT. The APDT (USA) does not perform any kind of assessment on UK trainers.