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Changing Behavior, Changing Lives
A well-behaved pet is a pleasure to live with. One of our goals at Veterinary Behavior Consultations, PC is to help people and their pets live in harmony. Our second and equally important goal is to support the behavioral health and well-being of all animals.
Our team focuses on improving communication between people and animals. With communication comes understanding.
We understand that companion animals sometimes exhibit behaviors that are normal but undesirable. We can gently change these behaviors. When companion animals exhibit behaviors that are self-injurious or that may be dangerous to other animals or people, an accurate assessment is critical to successful management.
We realize that there are many options for managing behaviors specific to dogs. Veterinary behaviorists are trained to evaluate and treat purely behavioral concerns and to identify and manage medical conditions that may be affecting your pet's behavior. Dog trainers and non-veterinary behaviorists are also available for assistance with teaching behavioral skills though their qualifications and levels of education vary widely. To learn more about selecting a dog trainer, please visit www.dacvb.org.
Before starting any training program, but particularly when a dog exhibits signs of fear and / or aggressive behavior, we believe that it is important to understand the underlying causes for the behavior. It is a common misconception that aggressive behavior reflects inadequate training or that is is an expression of dominance. New research suggests that some types of training methods can exacerbate underlying anxiety or aggression. Our behavior team is committed to using only humane, science-based methods to help you improve your dog's behavior.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about our behavioral services. Please contact our main office at (845) 473-7406 or email email@example.com to schedule an appointment at the location that is most convenient for you and your pet.