Behaviour


BEHAVIOUR


Today, behaviour problems kill more pets than any infectious disease. Every year millions of pets are abandoned, relinquished, abused and neglected. Many of them end up in shelters, in the street or killed. An important number of these individuals could be saved if owners were better informed about their pet's behavioural needs through competent sources.


Pets are an integral part of family life and their unwanted behaviour cause their human family distress, which in turn may lead to relinquishment and euthanasia.


Veterinarians play a vital role in guiding pet owners in the right direction. Behaviour problems can involve complex conditions that require behaviour counselling, home visits and regular follow up by a certified professional. This is where a qualified animal behaviour consultant can help.



How you can improve the Quality of Life of your pet:


  • Acquire your pet from a reliable source
  • Make your pet a part of your family
  • Grant your pet trust, respect and understanding
  • Offer your pet a safe and comfortable living environment
  • Care for your pet and check his health regularly
  • Feed your pet an adapted and good-quality diet
  • Give your pet the exercise and education he needs
  • Consider spaying or neutering your pet if necessary
  • Always keep an ID tag on your pet


What are Life Skills?


Good Life Skills help to prevent common behaviour problems later in life. Teaching your pet these Life Skills will of course take consistency and commitment from you, but once the habits of interacting are established it will become a natural and pleasant way of living.


  • Strong bond with one or several humans
  • Good self-confidence
  • Able to Listen, Focus and Learn
  • Solid Recall - coming when called (dogs)
  • Controlled leash work (dogs)
  • Able to settle when necessary
  • Play and interact appropriately
  • Polite manners around people and other animals
  • Comfortable being Handled, Touched and Groomed








BEHAVIOUR PROBLEMS & Unwanted Behaviour

 

These are examples of behaviour problems we can help you with:


Dogs:

  • Agression, fear, anxiety, stress
  • Separation and hyper-attachment
  • Destructiveness
  • House-soiling 
  • Barking
  • Anxiety and phobia
  • Car travel
  • Self mutilation
  • Hyper excitement
  • Biting, resource gurading
  • And more...


Cats:

  • Indoor marking/house soiling 
  • Agression, fear, anxiety, stress
  • Not getting on with your new cat
  • Multi cat households
  • Distructiveness
  • Nocturnal activity
  • Scratching, biting
  • House training and litterbox issues
  • Feeding and diet
  • And more...