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Behavior consultations

Our goal is to help you address your dog or cat’s behavioral issue by sharing our knowledge of animal behavior and the science of behavior change. During the initial assessment consultation, we will review your pet’s medical and behavioral history with you, observe his or her behavior in a non-confrontational manner, discuss the underlying causes, and review treatment options.

After the initial assessment, you will have a better understanding of the issues as well as a path to help you move forward.

You and your pet are in great hands

Some of the most common behavioral problems that we treat in dogs and cats include:

  • Aggression towards people and/or animals

  • Aggression towards the pet owner or other household members

  • Generalized anxiety

  • Separation anxiety

  • Fear of loud noises

  • Repetitive behaviors/compulsive behaviors

  • Self-injury

  • Hyperactivity

  • Excessive barking/vocalizing

  • House soiling

Not sure where to go for help?

Many pet owners are not sure if they need the help of a veterinary behaviorist or if they should find a different trainer or approach to address their pet’s behavioral concerns. If you’re not sure where to go next, answer the following questions:

  • Is your pet injuring itself or others?

  • Does your pet seem on “high-alert” or stressed out much of the time?

  • Are your neighbors complaining about your dog barking all day while you’re at work or is your dog destructive when home alone?

  • Is your dog terrified of loud noises such as fireworks or thunder?

  • Has your pet been so anxious or reactive during training classes that you had to quit or were asked to leave?

  • Have you tried several different measures to address your pet’s behavioral issue without success?

  • Does your pet engage in repetitive behaviors so much that it interferes with normal activities?

  • Is your pet’s behavioral issue causing you so much stress that you’re considering rehoming or euthanasia?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you and your pet would benefit from a consultation with a veterinary behaviorist.