COVID RESTRICTIONS: ANIMAL SENSE is currently seeing new clients for their initial behaviour consult from Manners and More Unit 9/41 Discovery Drive Bibra Lake as this facility is large and allows for more social distancing between us. Some revisits will be seen here too and others will be conducted by video/Skype/phone.
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Dr Nicole sees veterinarian referred cases, as well as owner or trainer referred. Both canine and feline cases are seen.
A consult is approximately one hour conducted after an extensive questionnaire is completed. The aim of the questionnaire is to save consultation time on history taking but to still get a thorough history as to the origin of the problem. All aspects of the animal’s life are examined through the questionnaire. Answer it as completely as you can. The questionnaire is a vital part of the consultation and is relied on to make an accurate diagnosis. Clients should allow at least 30 minutes to an hour to complete this and it should be returned on the Thursday before the appointment, to be fully reviewed by Dr Nicole.
Owners are often asked to provide video footage.
Consultation cost is $350.00 and includes an individualised written report and ongoing support via phone/email for a period of three months. Blood work, medications and behaviour modification training incur extra fees. Trainers are welcome to attend the consultation with their clients.
Most animals will require ongoing work with an experienced behavioural trainer, one on one, recommended by Dr Nicole, and some animals will be prescribed medication to speed their improvement.
Dr Nicole can speak on a range of topics to a variety of pet professionals. Talks to date include:
- Dog Sense – dog owners
- Understanding the Canine Brain – pet professionals
- Low Stress Handling for Practitioners – veterinarians
- Behaviour medicine for General practitioners – veterinarians
- Canine and Feline Body language and low stress handling- Vet nurses
- Use of Barking Muzzles – Greyhound industry
- Behaviour triage and common Behaviour problems – Vet nurses
- Feline Behaviour – Vet students
- Come in Spinner – canine compulsive disease – veterinarians
- Behaviour concerns for Greyhound adopters – Pet owners