Behavioral issues with dogs range from basically harmless but annoying issues such as barking and house-training problems, to moderate issues such as jumping up and pulling on the leash, to more severe and potentially dangerous issues such as reactivity, resource guarding, growling, aggression and biting.
Here are some of the more frequent behavioral problems in dogs that I can help you deal with:
– Excessive barking
– Barking at visitors
– Jumping up on people
– Pulling on the leash while walking
– Separation Anxiety
– Chewing, destructive behavior
– House-training issues
THE INITIAL CONSULTATION
To determine the root cause of your dogs problematic behavior(s), we will set up an initial consultation, where I will get a complete history of your dog, including medical, diet and all known home/shelter/rescue history. Then we will go into the details of the problem behavior(s) you want to address and triage them so-to-speak, so we can address the most serious/pressing issues first. We will set up your short/long term behavioral goals for treatment and set up the methods and protocols for obtaining those goals. Finally I will work with you and your dog to see where we can get initially with the first visit. After the initial consultation and evaluation, you will have a treatment plan to follow with your dog at home to help redirect, control or extinguish the unwanted behavior(s).
During or after the initial consult, we will determine if and how many follow-up visits we want to set up in order to keep the treatment plan on-track, monitor your dog’s progress and make any adjustments as needed. I have found that typically, my clients only need two to three follow-up visits at the most, with many only needing one to two.
I am always available by phone, text or email for advice and if you have any questions or concerns about your dog and it’s progress during treatment.
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