Sometimes dogs need a little support to become the best version of themselves, and we’re here to help. Angela Wheeler is our qualified and registered dog behaviourist, and she can assist your dog in overcoming any challenges they (and you) may face.
- Anxieties and phobias, including separation anxiety
- Fearful behaviours, including fear of visiting the vets
- Socialisation issues (lockdown puppies and rescue dogs)
- Resource guarding
- Problems with inter-house dog relationships
- Reactive behaviour on walks towards other dogs and/or people
- Aggressive tendencies (please ask us for further information, Angela reserves the right to refuse cases where a dog has a history of biting)
- Training issues that are related to behaviour
- Puppy and juvenile dog advice and support
Initial dog behaviourist in Basildon, Essex
The initial consultation will take place at the practice and will cost £75. Angela will work with you to identify your areas of concern and put together a plan.
A behavioural package will cost £200 and includes three visits (home or at a location of your choosing, including the practice), and a two stage behavioural plan. Some insurance policies may cover these fees; please enquire with your insurance provider.
Please note, Angela uses only kind and force free behaviour modification. She does not advocate or support prong/shock collars or similar aversive equipment.
Call us on 01268 533636 or 07917 116256 to book a consultation with our dog behaviourist at Cherrydown Vets in Basildon, or email
Meet Angela, our dog behaviourist
“I’ve been a veterinary nurse for 25 years and always had a passion for dogs. A few years ago I rescued a Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross who has lots of reactivity issues and anxieties, and so although canine behaviour had always been a thought in the background I decided to do something about it. 5 years ago I started puppy classes and completed a few short courses on canine behaviour then 3 years ago I started the COAPE diploma in companion animal behaviour and qualified last year.
I am registered with CAPBT (COAPE Association of Pet Behaviourists and Trainers). I can help dogs with anxieties, phobias, nervous behaviour, lack of socialisation (lockdown puppies and Romanian street dogs). I can also help with leash reactivity and inter dog aggression in the household as long as not too severe, separation anxiety, and general puppy and juvenile behaviour advice. If your dog is nervous about visiting the vet I can help to desensitise them by slowly getting your dog used to coming in and getting treats then working up to an examination. I completed my fear free training last year, so can help reduce stress and anxiety in veterinary visits and examinations.
I look forward to working with you and your dog and helping you to have a happy and wholesome future together.”