Behaviour Consultations

Behaviour Consults:

If you and your best friend are having trouble and just can’t see eye to eye, our qualified behaviourist is there to help.  Our behaviour consults will be one on one and there will be a step by step program developed for you to help you and your furry friend restore the balance at home. Unfortunately there are no quick fixes as far as behaviour problems go. So be prepared to work with your best friend to achieve positive results.

Consultations are held on an appointment basis, either at Manorswood Veterinary clinic in Gallo Manor or in your own home. The initial consultation normally lasts 1 – 2 hours, ideally with all family members present. A history of the problem will be taken and your pet’s behaviour assessed.

I work following a consistent approach which is called EMRA. This is an holistic approach focusing on your pets emotions.

EMRA stands for Emotional, Mood State and Reinforcement Analysis which put simply,

  • analyses how your pet feels on a day to day basis – are they fully content with life?
  • determines how your pet feels when the problematic situation arises and
  • looks at why your pet is continuing to perform the problematic behaviour

I then work with to you to devise an individual behaviour modification program. This may involve several subsequent sessions.

CAPBT members work in close co-operation with your veterinary practice and keep them informed of progress and developments throughout.


If you have a behavioural problem with your pet it is very important to contact a qualified animal behaviourist ASAP. Being an affiliate of the CAPBT SA we have contact with Behaviourists nationwide, so give us a call or follow the link below to get in contact with a qualified behaviourist in your area.

Rates on request depending on your area.

More about CAPBT SA:

In July 2011, the Centre of Applied Pet Ethology (COAPE) in the UK launched the COAPE Association of Pet Behaviourists and Trainers (CAPBT) in South Africa.

Already the largest specifically qualified association for pet behaviourists and trainers in the UK, this new branch offers South African pet owners a reliable standard of quality when seeking help with the treatment of behaviour problems, or in the training of their pets.

Membership of the CAPBT is solely by qualification – all behaviourists and trainers have passed COAPE’s independently accredited Diploma in Practical Animal Behaviour and Training – so a high standard of quality is maintained across the board. Members are also kept up-to-date on the latest research and techniques, attending continuing professional development seminars on relevant animal matters.

At the CAPBT SA, our focus lies wholly on providing exceptional service to each and every pet owner who needs help with a behaviour-related problem for their companion animals. All COAPE Diploma graduates use only the latest scientifically researched and proven protocols. This means ease of mind when consulting with any member of the CAPBT SA. Clients and veterinarians can be comfortable in the knowledge that their COAPE Behaviourist holds a solid qualification through a highly reputable educational facility.

Note: CAPBT SA consultation fees are covered by MediPet. This means you can claim behaviour consult fees back when you use any of our Practitioners or Affiliates.