Byline: Michelle Rushton
What does a career in pet behaviour counselling involve?
A pet behaviour counsellor advises pet owners on dealing with general control issues and problematic behaviour with their pets. These can range from excessive barking and aggression towards people or animals to destructive behaviour, toileting issues, chasing livestock, cars or cyclists or phobias.
Counsellors take referrals from vets and hold consultations in their own centre, in veterinary surgeries or in owners' homes.
They talk to the owner and observe the animal to get details of the problem, analysing the nature of the problem and the likely causes. They then …