Clients of Good Pet Behaviour write of their experiences with Dr Gabrielle Carter:
“I am really happy with Roxy’s progress on the medication you prescribed.
I thought that when we adopted her she was pretty happy and generally obedient, despite her aggression problems with me and other dogs.
In retrospect I don’t think she was happy at all. She was fairly unemotional and unresponsive before in comparison to the way she is now. When we come home or let her in the house she is all excitable and happy and jumps around with excitement and wags her tail. I can’t believe the change we have seen in her behaviour. She seems so happy now. Her excessive licking has stopped and has not bitten me since we put her on the medication. I was worried about medicating her at first as I am generally not into such things, but took your advice as you were recommended to me by so many vets and trainers; and I am so glad we did. Roxy also has a much better relationship with everyone else in the house which is nice too.”
“Gabrielle has provided us with an invaluable experience. She has given us an insight into the canine species. We are now able to apply the knowledge she has taught us to not only our own dog but to all dogs we encounter. I have since found two lost dogs that I have been able to return to their homes safely by watching their body language and allowing them to approach me in their own time. Gabrielle assisted us with our dog, Bella, who had aggression problems. She was able to teach us how to defuse and avoid any dangerous situations by reading Bella’s body language and implementing behaviour modification techniques. We are now able to appreciate the canine species even more.”
“What I’ve found valuable about your service include the following:
- You offer clear, practical solutions to ongoing problems.
- You are thoughtful, thorough and personable in your approach.
- Your treatment plans are holistic, and (to my knowledge) come from proven, scientific principles.
- You provide follow up support, which is essential to being able to follow through with training.”
“Hi Gabrielle. I’m just so happy and relieved I had to tell you straight away.
Today was my first day leaving Seb at home after my six weeks off, and he did SUPER—just seemed to be happy to fall back into the routine we had pre-holidays. I cannot thank you enough for equipping me with these tools. I wish all dog owners knew them. Thank you.”
“Gabrielle was recommended by both my vet and trainer after my dog had a few aggressive incidents with other dogs. The behavior was serious enough that it could not be solved with training alone, and it made me wonder how I was going to handle a dog with such an aggression problem. Gabrielle helped to me read and understand my dog better, as well as providing exercises and directions on how to help her. I learned her aggression is due to anxiety with other dogs (which surprised me as she had always been around other dogs). Once I could read the signs though, I realized that my dog was indeed uncomfortable around certain dogs. Gabrielle’s recommendations took into account my lifestyle and she gave me realistic expectations. Gabrielle helped relieve my fear that I had an unmanageable dog and made me trust my dog again since I knew the subtle signs of her anxiety, when she might react and why. My bond with my dog is much stronger as a result of my work with Gabrielle.”