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Client Feedback

"Money well spent..."

"Elle was very responsive when I first contacted her. The home consultation includes a detailed history taking and advice both considering medical and psychological causes for my dogs symptoms. A detailed report and plan was drafted and tests advised and organised for me. Elle was the only vet to consider a medical cause was contributing to my dogs symptoms and it turns out she was right. Elle really listens to you and considers all possibilities. She is very knowledgeable in terms of medications and treatments. I was also given further resources to read up on. Thanks so much to Elle and Pawly Understood. Money well spent and a much happier and healthier dog."

Louise, Adelaide

"Highly recommend"

We contacted Pawly Understood after recommendations from two vets and a trainer. after our border collie pup displayed some behavioural issues. Dr Elle and Irana, one of her trainers, were excellent. They took a very detailed questionnaire before visiting our home, then spent hours working with and then assessing our pup. Dr Elle listened and observed intently and I felt that no stone was left unturned before she made her diagnosis. She then laid out a number of treatment options and gave us time to think about them and discuss them before deciding on what path to take..She was so kind and helpful explaining everything, and so lovely with our dog. Irana gave us some helpful training strategies to use with our pup. Her written and verbal explanations were clear and excellent. After implementing them we saw improvements in our pup very quickly. I wish human doctors could explain a diagnosis and treatment plan as thoroughly and compassionately as Pawly Understood do! Highly recommend.

"Strongly recommend"

"After only a few visits, Elle has educated us on the behaviours of our anxious dog Zoe. She has provided us with direction and options to care for her needs, which has helped her to become happier and more comfortable in her every day surroundings. We would strongly recommend Elle to any pet owner for peace of mind and a better understanding of their dog’s behaviours"

Jordan, North Plympton

"Finally able to sleep"

"We would like to thank you Dr Parker. Comet is finally able to sleep all night without waking up and going outside to bark at nothing, waking all of our neighbors and everyone in our house. Comet seems to be a much happier dog. We are so grateful for your service"

Jodi, Christies Beach


“Dr Elle Parker's knowledge and skill in working with dogs with special needs is exceptional. Elle’s approach to identifying the issues and setting up management plans that she adapts as situations change provides a constant support to us. Her compassion and empathy for dogs and humans is remarkable."

Mandy, Mt. Barker

"Max's saviour!"

“Elle was my 2 year old Aussie Shepherd Max’s saviour! She thoroughly reviewed his recent anxious behavior and recommended the best treatment plan for him and within a week we saw such positive change and 4 weeks on he’s back to his old independent fun loving self, which we are so grateful for especially with a baby on the way!

Cara, Athelstone

Kristin, Adelaide

"...friendly, encouraging and so positive..."

"We contacted Pawly Understood after some issues with aggression and separation anxiety in our rescue dog. The whole team has been friendly, encouraging and so positive - which was much needed after some stressful incidents! I had a good conversation with Kim on the phone who made me feel a lot better, before booking with Tenelle to come to our home. Tenelle was so fabulous - clearly very knowledgeable with a genuine care for dogs. She took the time to get to know us and our dog, and has given us so much to consider and work with. I recommend Pawly Understood with no hesitation and will definitely work with them again as we continue to help our dog."

Laura, Burnside

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"Lovely to work with"

"We were referred to Dr Elle by our vet. She has helped our rescue dog Charlie’s anxiety so much. He is now much happier and less fearful than when we first got him.

Elle is lovely to work with and obviously cares about her doggy patients. She is generous with her time and knowledge, and very forthcoming with follow-up information and support.

We recommend her highly!"

Pamela, Semaphore

"Marked improvement..."

"We noticed a marked improvement in our 15 month old pup after assessment and diagnosis from Dr Elle.

A very low dose of medication was enough to help calm our dog's reactivity and allow her to relax. A follow up assessment has helped calm her anxiety to the point where we can now take her on short walks with minimal encouragement."

Sharon, West Lakes Shore

"Highly recommend..."

"Dr Elle is understanding, passionate about improving the mental health of our pets, and incredibly knowledgeable. If you want to see a non-judgmental, professional, caring behaviour specialist then she is your woman! I highly recommend Pawly Understood.

Tracey, Largs North

"Truly cares about the animals.."

Just had our first visit with Dr Elle. Absolutely lovely person who truly cares about the animals.