Reiki Master Teacher, Animal Communicator and Accredited Animal Behaviourist

Karma Paws Animal Healing & Communication

Animal Empath, Communicator & Healer

Dog Behaviour, Healing and Communication

Dogs are much-loved members of our family. Bringing a dog into our lives is a huge commitment but they give so much love in return, it makes it all worthwhile. When they experience problems, it can be a stressful time for everyone. 

I specialise in helping older dogs, adult rescue dogs and dogs that have been through emotional and/or physical trauma by combining Reiki, animal communication and behaviour modification to provide a holistic serviceA full veterinary check-up may be required prior to my initial consultation.

My services include offering healing, guidance and support for the following, plus any other related issues:

Older Dogs

Behaviour problems associated with ageing

Chronic conditions and illnesses

Physical pain or discomfort

End of life transition

Companion animal loss (both humans and animals go through the grieving process)

Adult Rescue Dogs

Establishing trust

Settling into a new home

Letting go of past trauma, neglect or abuse

Nervousness, anxiety and stress

Disabled Dogs and Post-Surgical Recovery

Physical and emotional trauma

Adapting to a new way of living

Chronic conditions, pain and discomfort

Behavioural changes

My areas of expertise are in Reiki, animal communication, the animal-human relationship, body language and physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. I show dogs and their humans how to better understand one another and improve their relationship. If behaviour modification seems to be required, I only ever use kind, reward-based methods and work with subtle energy and intuition.

Combining Reiki with behaviour modification enhances the healing process and has a very calming effect on animals and humans alike. Please see my Animal Reiki page to find out more. As an Empath, I am able to sense how animals and humans are feeling, which greatly enhances my work. There is more about this on my Animal Communication page. Please also see my Cat Behaviour page for details about Reiki and behaviour consultations for cats.

Dog Behaviour Consultation Prices

Initial Consultation

Initial dog behaviour consultations cost £85 within four miles of Swadlincote, South Derbyshire plus £0.45 per mile for round trips outside of this area. A consultation lasts for around two hours and includes a full behavioural assessment, advice and guidance if the problem is not too complex. It can also be discussed if Reiki and animal communication will be beneficial.

For more complicated problems, the initial consultation may be carried out in two stages. The first stage would be a full assessment and the second stage would include a detailed Behaviour Modification Plan, guidance and support. Ongoing support is offered via telephone and email for up to six months, if required. 

Follow-up Meetings

For more complex cases, one or more follow-up meetings may be necessary. Follow-up meetings are £50 each and include further in-person guidance and support where required. Full support via telephone and email continues throughout this process.

Animal Reiki and Communication

Reiki and animal communication sessions are £20 each. Please see my Animal Reiki and Communication pages for details.

A combined animal Reiki and communication session is offered at a reduced rate of £15 when included with a Behaviour Modification Plan. Further sessions are also offered at this reduced rate if they seem to be of benefit.

I always visit clients in the comfort of their own home to minimise stress on the animals and assess their living environment as part of the consultation process.

I am registered as an Accredited Animal Behaviourist with the ABTC so please check with your pet insurer as my fees may be covered.

Canine Aggression and Dog Bites

Please note that I do not take on serious canine aggression cases. Many of the above issues include some elements of aggressive behaviour but cases involving aggressive dogs that have bitten and injured people or other animals should be referred to a professional who specialises in canine aggression and dog bite prevention.

My Approach and Background

My approach is caring, supportive and non-judgemental. I aim to restore harmony in each household and examine every aspect of each case to glean a full picture which might provide clues as to why a certain behaviour or scenario is occurring.

I only ever use force-free methods based on positive reinforcement and the natural inclinations of each dog. I am fully against using any kind of punishments or aversives. There is no place for force, fear or intimidation when working with animals. I do not believe in pack theory, dominance or trying to be the ‘alpha’ in the relationship.

Dogs are highly social animals and we need to be their trusted guide and companion. Dogs are highly intelligent and know that human beings are not other dogs. A loving relationship built on trust is the strongest possible foundation for training and behaviour modification.

I have achieved the Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour Management and Advanced Diploma in Feline Behaviour Management from Compass Education and am currently studying their Graduate Diploma in Animal Behaviour Management at Honours Degree level to deepen my knowledge of animals and provide my clients with the best possible service. 

I am also required to carry out a certain number of hours of Continuing Professional Development each year to keep my knowledge up to date. I am an Accredited Animal Behaviourist and Full Member of The Association of INTO Dogs, Full Member of The Pet Professional Guild British Isles, Associate Certified Member of The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (Cat Division) and Master Teacher Member of the UK Reiki Federation.   

I have spent many years running my own pet sitting and dog walking business and have been in the company of animals my whole life. Canine behaviour problems may seem difficult to understand but through careful observation, asking the right questions and sensing the energy in a particular situation, a potential solution may arise.

Please contact me to find out how I may be able to help. If I am unable to take on a case for any reason, I shall be honest about it and refer clients on to another professional who may be more specialised in such matters.

Not every case is easy to resolve and may take a great deal of time and commitment on the part of the animal's human family. I always offer as much support and guidance as I can. 

Every dog deserves the chance to live a long and happy life.