If you are really struggling it may be best to seek referral to a behaviourist. Careful research is needed to ensure that you find a suitably qualified person, as the term ‘Behaviourist’ is currently not a protected term, meaning that anyone can call themselves a ‘behaviourist’, without any relevant qualifications or experience.
Suitable behaviourists fall into two categories:
- Veterinary Behaviourist – a vet who has undergone further specialisation in behaviour
- Non-veterinary Behaviourist - is appropriately qualified as an animal behaviourist but is NOT a vet