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Merlin


Merlin

My husband and I collected Merlin from an animal sanctuary in November 2008. A border collie Blue Merle cross, he was approx. 5 to 6 months old. After a few months with us it became clear he had severe behaviour problems.

We contacted Sarah at Behavioural Referrals Veterinary Practice and arranged a home visit. This was a long consultation during which Sarah observed Merlin and explained the reasons behind his fears and difficult behaviour. After this we had three more home visits from Ali the rehabilitation trainer. Ali advised us on practical ways to increase Merlin's confidence and teach him acceptable behaviour. It has been hard work but Merlin is now a much calmer and settled dog; with room for improvement. Without Sarah's and Ali's input we do not think we would have got this far. Ali in particular has given us knowledge and confidence to implement Merlin's behaviour therapy. Sarah and Ali are empathetic, professional and really care about their clients.