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.
That anxiety has been greatly alleviated by our consultations with Dr. Haug. Under her guidance, we and Cole and Dex have built on our obedience training with rituals that teach the dogs to look first to us for instruction rather than act on impulse. Various kinds of relaxation protocols have helped them learn how to be calm even at moments of high excitement. Since we began consulting with Dr. Haug five months ago, they’ve not fought even once and are behaving much better on a daily basis. Thank you, Dr. Haug