Initial appointments focus on behavioral diagnosis, educating you about the motivation of your pet’s behavior problem and laying of foundation exercises that will help your pet start on the road to success. Follow-up appointments are able to build on that foundation to help address the issues that are most acute. We are unable to demonstrate or practice skills at the initial appointment that become possible later with intervention and practice. So follow-up appointments are like taking the next step, when your pet is ready. For pets with multiple issues, these visits are especially important to give you the tools to understand how to proceed through treatment.
This consultation needs 45-60 minutes and:
- Takes place 2-4 weeks after the initial consultation
- Demonstrates particular techniques that your pet is ready for with practice from the initial visit
- Happens in a real life location (park, trail, vet office, groomer) wherever it makes sense for the behavioral issue. Follow-ups can also be in your home or by distance depending on your situation and preference.
Follow-up consultations must take place within three months of the initial consultation, or a case re-evaluation may be necessary.