Zoe Hockley RVN, our visiting Pet behaviourist can support you and your pet in times of trouble

Behavioural Consultation & Advice At Folly Gardens

Registered Veterinary Nurse Zoe Hockley RVN, has undertaken an additional qualification in behaviour therapy for dogs and cats. Zoe has helped pets and their owners with a great number of behavioural problems including:



  • Separation Anxiety
  • General anxiety
  • General lack of owner control/training
  • Aggression towards people/other animals
  • Noise phobias, such as fireworks
  • Neutering advice – some male dogs may be unsuitable candidate for castration
  • Compulsive behaviours – barking, traffic, chasing issues etc



  • Inappropriate urination
  • Aggression
  • Fearfulness
  • Multicat household issues

Our behavioural consults are £65 for an hour session, which includes a full written report and recommended plan of. Further consultations to review the progress are charged at £30, usually lasting up to 30 minutes. Zoe works closely alongside our Veterinary surgeons, as sometimes behaviour issue can have a medical component too. We will support you and your pet long term, and any unusually severe issues can be referred to a member of the APBC to visit you at home.


Training Support Nurse Clinics


These nurse clinics are available to offer advice and support at a very reasonable price of £10. These sessions will last approximately 15 minutes, and in occasional circumstances your pet may require a full behavioural work up if the problem is not improving.

  • The usual puppy troubles! Toilet training, play biting etc
  • Copraphagia (the eating of faeces)
  • Recall problems
  • Jumping up
  • Pulling on the lead

Behavioural consultations can often be claimed back through all good pet insurers. We do recommend a pre-authorisation form is completed prior to your consultation.  

Book to see us today

We hope this page has been helpful to introduce this service. If you have any further questions or concerns arising from this information, please don't hesitate to call us on the number below to book an appointment.

Call us now on (01684) 292244 or (01242) 679880