As a companion animal behaviour & welfare counsellor I wish to optimise the understanding between humans and animals to improve their relationships and coexistence.
My work consists of helping you to identify and understand the cause (underlying motivation) of the problem/unwanted behaviour that your pet is displaying. Together we can work towards behaviour solutions using positive and force-free methods, respecting your needs and the welfare of your pet. At the first consultation I will ask many questions in oder to map out the history of the reported behaviour problem. It is essential that I am informed of all possible details concerning your pet, its health situation, its living environment and the circumstances.
I work closely with veterinary clinics, animal clinicians & therapists, behaviourists, shelters, catteries/boarding kennels, rehabilitation centers, grooming parlors, breeders, trainers, pet-shops, animal-assisted intervention teams, animal welfare and protection groups, conference and seminar organisers, legal institutions and scientific communities in Belgium and worldwide. Under the title 'Good to Know' you will find useful links and sources.
My professional background is in Hospitality, Marketing and Communications. Working for international corporations in several countries, I learned to communicate in different cultures and languages, to appreciate diversity and to keep an open mind.
I have always been intrigued by science of the human mind and of why we behave the way we do. Along this path, my love for animals and nature inspired me to go back to school to learn more about how to comprehend and interpret the behaviour, communication and emotional life of other species. More specifically, to gain an insight into the needs, behaviour and emotions of dogs, cats and horses, and to turn a passion into a profession. My aim is to employ and share what i have learned and to do my best to help you to restore and cherish your present and future human-animal relationships.
English, French, Dutch/Flemish, Swedish, Finnish, German & Spanish.
APPOINTMENTS & CONDITIONS
Appointments can be made by mail, by phone or by filling out the online form at the bottom of the 'Contact' page on this web site. All sessions are conducted on appointment and individual basis (in multi-pet households several pets may be concerned).
The first session lasts about 2 hours and preferably takes place in the living environment of the animal.
This session costs 70 eur (incl. VAT) and includes a treatment plan proposal which will be sent to you by mail within a week of the session. Based on the outcome of the consultation and the proposed treatment plan we decide together how to proceed.
Consecutive sessions of 60-90 minutes cost 50 eur (incl.VAT). This includes follow up by mail often accompanied with handouts and helpful sources. These sessions can be held in your home, in my premises, in a vet's practice or in another suitable location. Skype sessions are also possible in certain cases.
I do home visits all over Belgium.
A standard kilometer compensation of 0,50 eur/km will be applied outside of the Brussels-region.
Payment can be made directly after the session in cash or by bank transfer within a week of the session.
I may ask for a vet-check if I suspect a medical condition or pain influencing the behaviour of your pet.
A disclaimer document may be necessary for certain high-risk cases.
40 Chemin d'Odrimont
VAT: BE 0451.583.696
BE75 4014 5351 7151
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