Animal Behaviour Clinic

Animal Behaviour Clinic


If an animal is behaving aggressively, there are reasons for it. Generally, animals perform these behaviours to communicate fear, anxiety, and/or stress. Most behaviour issues are species-specific and unnatural. Left untreated, they can escalate disproportionately in terms of intensity and frequency.

Therefore, it is crucial to seek qualified professional help to assess the current conditions of the problem behaviours and develop full-spectrum clinical animal behaviour solutions using positive and science-based methods.

Most importantly, we must fully address the root causes of these issues and not only treat the symptoms on its own to maximise and protect the welfare of the animal and their guardians.


Behaviour Modification

  • Veterinary referral required from a licensed veterinarian
  • A veterinary referral comprises of minimally a referral memo with clinical history and recent physical examination at the latest 1 month before the scheduled behaviour consultation. Additional medical staging such as general health profiles, complete blood counts, urinalysis etc. might also be required
  • Initial compulsory behaviour consultation with complimentary assessment case abstract and 3 months limited email and telephone support
  • Optional scientific reports with behaviour modification plans and sessions as advised
  • Our methodology is behaviour management first. Then, behaviour modification alone, or deployed in conjunction with veterinary psychopharmacology second
Friday & Saturday
10AM & 2PM
Client’s location, outdoor locations are permitted if vaccinations are completed.
  • Program:
    • Initial Consultation (Compulsory): 1 x 120 minutes (in-home assessment)
      • (west): SGD680
      • (mainland): SGD780
      • (sentosa): SGD980
    • Single Session: SGD400/hour + transport
  • Behaviour Assessment:
    • Case
      • Abstract (1 page, 3-7 working days lead time): Inclusive
        • Simplified Behaviour Modification Plan (BMP)
        • Key Pointers for Veterinary Team
      • Report (2-4 pages, 8-15 working days lead time): SGD800
        • Full Behaviour Modification Plan (BMP)
        • Actionable Summary for Veterinary Team
    • Bundle Discount with Consultation and/or BMP: 50%
  • Where am I located?
    • (west): postal sector 11-13; 58-71
    • (mainland): postal sector 1-10, excl. sentosa; 14-57; 72-80
    • (sentosa): postal sector 09
  • Additional animals @ +SGD100 each
    • Requirements:
      • Must belong to the same household
      • Behaviour issue must be correlated
      • Simultaneous assessment in the same consult
More About The Program

Published peer-reviewed research shows that up to 70% of behaviour issues are associated with medical causes (e.g., stress-induced aggression from Cushing’s disease, pain-induced aggression from hyperthyroid, etc.) For this reason, to proactively rule out any medical causes influencing behaviour, a veterinary referral is required at the latest 1 month before the scheduled behaviour consultation.

Consequentially, our behaviour clinic services are provided on a veterinary referral basis only. Please obtain a referral from your veterinarian or contact us for our veterinarian’s contact for a referral if you are interested in our services. Therefore, as it is noncompliant and unethical for any aspiring or current board-certified veterinary or animal behaviourist’s licensing requirements to accept cases without veterinary referral, we will not discuss or see any cases if you do not have one.

If your veterinary referral indicates that the behaviour issue is not likely to be medically related, we will begin with a Behaviour Consultation and Assessment to evaluate your animal’s behaviour problems and help you develop comprehensive behaviour solutions addressing you and your animal’s concerns.

Thereafter, if you may choose to obtain an assessment report detailing the behaviour problems and the solutions that we think are appropriate to manage or fix them. This comes with a personalised treatment plan which lists the number of sessions required to manage the behaviour or to get the problems to a level that you and your animal are comfortable with. Complete remission is possible but typically requires full commitment to the treatment plan.

During the treatment plan, results are constantly monitored to ensure that there is positive clinical progress towards the animal and human client’s goals. As the variables influencing animal behaviour are constantly changing, the course of actions will be adjusted accordingly.

Our Behaviour Assessment Report includes:

  • Abstract
  • Background Information
    • Human
    • Animal(s)
    • Presenting Problem(s)
  • Clinical Assessment
    • Differentials
    • Diagnosis
    • Goals
  • Treatment Plan
    • Behaviour Management
    • Behaviour Modification
    • Veterinary Psychopharmacology
  • Summary
  • Appendix

This program is suitable to tackle behaviour issues such as (non-exhaustive):

  • Aggression or Reactivity towards People or Other Animals
  • Shyness or Fearfulness
  • Lunging, Growling, or Barking towards People or Other Animals
  • Isolation Distress
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Hyperactivity
  • Resource Guarding
  • Reactivity to Handling in Veterinary and Grooming Settings


Limited telephone and email follow up are included in the cost of the initial consultation for a total period of 3 months after the date of the consultation with regards to the same presenting problem.

If a follow up consultation or one-to-one session is required for the same or other presenting problems, either within or outside of this 3 month period, these will be charged separately from the initial consultation fee.


Veterinary Referral Instructions

As we are an animal behaviour clinic that provides services on a veterinary referral basis only, in order for us to see a dog or cat for a behaviour consultation, we need profile and history forms from the owner and referral form with relevant clinical history from the referring veterinarian. 

  • If you are a pet owner, please fill in the profile and history forms and print out the referral form for your veterinarian to fill up. You must also get your veterinarian to perform a physical exam and forward us all history pertaining to your pet.
  • If you are a veterinarian, please perform a physical exam, fill up the referral form, forward us all history and get your owner to fill up the profile and history forms.

All forms can be downloaded below. Complete and e-mail them to us at

Receipt of the above information does not guarantee that we will take your case. All cases are evaluated on an individual basis. Incomplete referrals and WhatsApp submissions will not be accepted.

Please title your e-mail as “[Vet Referral] Pawrus® Animal Behaviour Clinic: Behaviour Modification – Species, Client & Animal Name(s)”.

Example: [Vet Referral] Pawrus® Animal Behaviour Clinic: Behaviour Modification – Dog, Jane & Max.


Client Intake:



How Does It Work?

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Step 1: Questionnaire + Profile + Veterinary Referral.

Begin by telling us what behaviour issues your pet is facing now by completing our intake, behaviour questionnaire and profile forms. Then, call your veterinarian and get them to complete our referral form with the relevant clinical history. Please e-mail these completed forms to If the preliminary diagnosis is that these behaviours are likely to be medically-indicated, please work with your veterinarian closely for a solution. Conversely, if the behaviours are unlikely to be medically-indicated, proceed to Step 2.

Step 2: Detailed History Review.

We start by critically reviewing your intake, behaviour questionnaire and profile forms. At this stage, we may reach out to you via e-mail or phone to obtain some specifics of the issues that you are dealing with. Immediate first-aid management advice will be dispensed before the in-person consultation.

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Step 3: In-Person Behaviour Consultation & Assessment.

We meet in-person at the location that the pet is exhibiting the problem behaviour(s). History is taken again with relevant stakeholders. Battery tests may be conducted to obtain accurate background information regarding the behaviour problems. The behaviour(s) under examination are observed, measured, and catalogued with qualitative and quantitative behaviour measuring tools (e.g. ethograms) in their presenting environment(s). Abstract or Complete Behaviour Reports are created with Simplified or Full Treatment Plans, whenever applicable.

Step 4: Virtual Follow-Up - Goal Setting, Alignment & Baseline Determination.

1 to 2 weeks after the In-Person Behaviour Consultation, we meet virtually with all relevant stakeholders in the behaviour modification process to set and align common goals for target behaviours.

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Step 5: Behaviour Modification Plan - Implementation, Monitoring & Adjustments.

The proposed interventions are implemented gradually in micro-phases or expeditiously in huge increments by a skilled trainer, behaviourist or behaviour specialist. This professional should have the expertise to observe and determine if the target behaviours have changed with regards to the original intentions of the treatment plan. If all developments are as expected, treatment should continue as planned. On the contrary, if unexpected deviations occur during treatment, all relevant stakeholders will be notified at once; and depending on the magnitude of deviation, the potential for reversals or re-assessments must be considered and can be enacted at any time.

Step 6: Behaviour Modification Plan - Concluding Behaviour Evaluation.

Generally, for treatment to be determined as a success, the goals of the relevant stakeholders and the conditions of target behaviours should be at equilibrium (‘homeostasis’) or as close to alignment as realistically possible. In best case scenarios, target behaviours would be set at a level where manageability and / or long-term remission have occurred. This assertion is usually cross verified through the observations and assessments conducted by multiple behaviourists or behaviour specialists on the case.

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