At Animal Behavioural Consultants we specialise in the diagnosis, management, medication and treatment of behavioural problems in dogs and cats.
Behavioural problems in our pets are very common and come in two forms.
A problem behaviour is a normal behaviour that impacts people around the pet but with which your pet is perfectly happy. Barking at possums at 2am maybe a normal behaviour that causes no problems on a station at Kimba but the same behaviour at a suburban unit may cause significant anxiety to any number of people. The behaviour is the same the situation has changed. In both cases, the dog is happy and not suffering from an underlying disease. This is an example of a problem behaviour that should be amenable to training.
Behavioural problems are where a behaviour is a symptom of an underlying disease, that adversely affects the well being of your pet. These are mostly, but not exclusively, anxiety-based. Behavioural problems require diagnosis and management and are not resolved with training. At Animal Behavioural Consultants we specialise in the diagnosis, management, medication and treatment of behavioural problems in dogs, and cats.
Humans are the only pet keeping animals on earth. The relationship between dogs and humans is unique. Having developed over hundreds of thousands of years, most dogs value human interaction in preference to interactions with their own species. In Cats the process is shorter, but cats too have changed dramatically from a solitary animal to one with complex social needs. Often it is easier to understand the management of behavioural problems if we understand a little of origins of some of these behaviours.