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Consultations are held on an appointment basis, either at one of the behaviourist’s regular clinics or in your own home.


The initial consultation normally lasts 1 - 2 hours, ideally with all your family present. A history of the problem will be taken and your pet’s behaviour assessed.


Our members all work following a consistent approach which is called EMRA. This is a holistic approach focusing on your pet’s emotions – in other words, the source of most behaviour problems.  


EMRA stands for Emotional, Mood State and Reinforcement Analysis which put simply: 


  • Analyses how your pet feels on a day to day basis - are they fully content with life?
  • Determines how your pet feels when the problematic situation arises and
  • looks at why your pet is continuing to perform the problematic behaviour

The behaviourist will work with to you to devise an individual behaviour modification program. This may involve several subsequent sessions, especially with aggression problems.


CAPBT members work in close co-operation with your veterinary practice and keep them informed of progress and developments throughout.