Does your pet have an annoying or possibly a dangerous behavior problem? Would altering some aspect of that behavior make your pet easier or more enjoyable to live with?
Behavior problems, whether dangerous or just annoying and inconvenient, are one of the most common reasons why pets are surrendered to shelters, given away to other homes, abandoned, or euthanized. If you haven't found a way to resolve the issue, there is still hope.
What is a Veterinary Behavior Specialist?
That is a question we are asked often! In addition to being a veterinarian, behavior specialists must under go rigorous advanced training and 2-3 year residency (much like a human psychiatrist). They are certified by American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB) and currently are only 50 ACVB diplomats in North America.
Our goal is to help pets and families stay together through education and rehabilitation services. Visit our Resources page for valuable information that will help you work with your pet's training and behaviorial issues.
Kelly disrupted our entire household with her hyperactive behavior, fear aggression, and pack order issues. Kelly guarded everything...The improvements in Kelly’s behavior have also allowed her to reach her potential as an outstanding canine athlete. She is a regular participant in dog agility competitions and has now earned AKC’s highest agility title, Master Agility Champion (MACh.). This accomplishment would not have been possible without Dr. Haug’s help. But most importantly, Kelly is a safe, loved and very happy dog.”