Animal Behaviourists - Why Would You Need One?

Animal Behaviourists - Why Would You Need One?

Great question! Why would anyone need to seek out an animal behaviourists?

Have you ever watched Dr Doolittle? It may be a simple fiction movie with great animation effects but it has an element of truth to it. 

Animal Behaviour Australia helping your pet feel better

Our pets, just like us, have emotions, they are, like us, not immune to stress, depression and anxiety. Our pets will even have down or blue days as well as days that are high and happy. But sometimes, it may be hard to tap into certain behaviours we as humans are unable to fully understand or figure out how to help them. 

A behaviourist is an animal physiologist. They are trained to understand how an animal thinks and feels. So before you think, B.U.L.L. let's take a look at some things they can help with. 

Here is what Animal Behaviour Australia say...

  1. Provide the understanding: We teach you why your pet does what it does and how to talk to them – we bridge the communication barrier.

  2. Provide direction: We spend time with you and your pet and show you how to overcome annoying behaviours.

  3. Provide qualified help in solving problems: As qualified Animal Behaviourists we help you to understand the root cause and then how to solve, fix and prevent behaviour problems.

Opportunity: Learn the strategies required to enable you to shape the behaviour of your specific pet!

From digging holes in the gardens, to chewing everything in your house to a cat not using its litter box. Maybe your pet is extremely anxious when you leave them alone, there are so many reasons to reach out to an Animal Behaviourist that perhaps your vet visits have not been helpful as much as you hoped and expected. 

A consultation with a pet behaviourist covers...

  • The best ways to build socialisation skills with people and other animals

  • How to introduce new experiences or routines without creating fear and anxiety

  • The most effective ways to avoid common problems: excessive barking, digging, separation anxiety, or destruction to the home or garden

  • Top tips for getting the most out of training, and much more...

If you are struggling to cope with your pet's unwanted behaviour, do not despair. An Animal Behaviourist will work with you to understand the underlying issues that are causing the behaviour and equip you to modify them.

What more can they provide help & advice with?

  • Excessive barking

  • Destructive behaviour

  • Nervousness to people or other animals

  • Anxiety, fears and phobias

  • Separation Anxiety

  • Aggression, including towards other dogs

  • Anti-social or unruly behaviour

  • Hyper-excitability

  • Compulsive or repetitive behaviour

  • Inappropriate urination, soiling or spraying

Here is what Renee said about her experience with Dionna a Animal Behaviorists 

"Dionna is extremely friendly and was able to really understand Lola, she has given me the understanding into her problem and the strategies needed to help Lola" 

Renee Matthews with Lola

If you feel that you have exhausted all other avenues, why not give Animal Behaviour Australia a call, with over a decade of experience, perhaps they know a thing or two on how to help your furry friend. 

I hope you found this article helpful, if so, please leave your comment below. Thank you for stopping by. 

*Note: I have no affiliation with Animal Behaviour Australia.


Animal Behaviour Australia helps with prevention and modification for your pets behaviour problems


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