For information on how we may be able to help
contact Ben McKechnie CFBA MTGoDT
Canine Behaviour Consultant on
We are not taking 1-2-1 personal
consultations at the moment.
As part of their commitment to animal welfare in the UK and internationally,
both Ben Mckechnie and Dean Hart
are away on sabbatical leave until October 2022.
They are involved in international charity work with dogs, cats, and other animals on separate projects. They may be able to offer behaviour assistance in some cases by zoom or other communication.
Given their remote locations please be patient with any replies to email or text, many thanks.
At CBT Referrals you can be sure you will be working with a professional, supportive and experienced team of animal behaviour experts. CBT Referrals provides canine and feline behaviour consultations, veterinary support and exceptional informative talks and seminars on animal behaviour. All the team are dedicated to modifying pet behaviour to improve wellbeing and welfare. No quick fixes are offered but you will receive knowledgeable and appropriate advice and practical assistance in helping improve your pet's behaviour.
An important part of animal behaviour consultation and rehabilitation is understanding the species drive states, their emotional and physical needs and a firm grasp of both the theoretical and practical application of animal learning theories. Of course, animal behaviour involves a great deal more and there are many influences on your pet's behaviour other examples include diet, nutrition and metabolism, endocrine and neurotransmitter function in addition to genetics, coat colour, context, hierarchies, gender, age physical condition and breed! Your behaviourist will guide you and provide ongoing support.
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Apologies, but due to the demand for pet behaviour consultations we are currently taking bookings between 4 to 6 weeks in advance. We understand how difficult some behaviour problems can be and how some situations can lead to owners feeling distraught, so please do call to discuss your needs and we will do our best to help and support you as quickly as we are able.
TOP TIP: Check your pet insurance to see if you are covered by behaviour work on your policy before you speak to your vet about your pet's behaviour problem. Remember insurance companies will not cover pre-existing conditions and will only make payments on a claim from the date the condition was first recorded and not if the condition has been mentioned previously or before your policy commenced. They will assess all dates and your pet's medical history before accepting any claim, so may not cover you even if you have contacted them prior to your behavioural consultation.
For details of the services available and the costs involved, both in the UK and Sicily or through our referral services.
on hold at present.
Dean Hart MCFBA runs workshops on Animal Training and Canine Behaviour.
Information about our multi-disciplined and supportive team.
Meet Dean Hart founder.
Short Q&A's on Behaviour Problems, Information and articles of interest to support small businesses.
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