Behaviour Consultation

Dogwise Daycare offers behaviour consulations in collaboration with ‘Pawly Understood’, a veterinary consulting service that offers to help people with pets that suffer behavioural problems.


Pawly Understood diagnose and treat pets with behaviour disorders using scientific, up-to-date, evidence-based and ethical approaches. Unfortunately, behaviour disorders are extremely common in pets. In fact, 1 in 5 pets are affected by an anxiety disorder, such as separation anxiety, excessive barking or jumping. Pawly Understood knows how distressing this can be for pets and their people.

It is a sad and confronting fact that behavioural problems are the number one terminal illness of dogs in Australia. Where behaviour issues exist, there is often a lack of understanding of what is going on and why it is occurring. This can lead to animals never getting the help and treatment they need or even worse, receiving unethical, damaging and dangerous forms of treatment and training from unqualified personnel.


Pawly Understood believes that it is essential to recognise and address behaviour problems in our pets. They are dedicated to improving animal welfare and the human-animal bond through increasing education, understanding and intervention of behaviour and mental health in pets.

Together, we assist pets of all shapes, sizes and life-stages with behaviour problems. From simple training problems to complex psychological issues and psychiatric disorders, we are here to help!

Examples of behaviour problems we can help with:

  • Fear, anxiety or panic
  • Aggression and anti-social behaviour
  • Reactivity
  • Hyper-activity and hyper-arousal
  • Separation-related distress
  • Abnormal repetitive behaviours
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Excessive barking
  • Destructive behaviour
  • Escaping
  • Toileting issues/house soiling
  • Sleep disturbances, restlessness or trouble settling
  • Sensory problems (e.g. noise issues)
  • Training and learning problems
  • Cognitive dysfunction/dementia
  • Chronic pain

Book your appointment today with Dr. Elle Parker!

Dr. Elle Parker (BSc BVMS (Hons) MANZCVS (Behaviour)) is a behaviour veterinarian. She has a special interest and additional post-graduate qualifications in behaviour. Dr. Parker graduated from Murdoch University in WA in 2010 and undertook further study through the University of Sydney, gaining membership through examination to the Australian & New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in 2016.

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