For many behavioral issues and concerns - working with a good trainer can an invaluable resource for successful behavioral modification training - desensitization/counter-conditioning training and teaching coping mechanisms is not always intuitiave and when done incorrectly can have significant negative impacts.
Below we have listed trainers that we and our clients have worked with, know and love as well as resources to help find a good trainer. Additionally - our very own Alex Leslie, LVT sees behavior appointments to work with clients and their pets on cooperative veterinary care, learning to settle and positively introducing basket muzzles. Alex has is currently working on her Veterinary Technician Specialty (VTS) in Behavior and if you would like to schedule an appointment with her you can email her directly at: email@example.com
Trained - Gwen Podulka, CPDT-KA - 202-617-0127, http://www.dogtrained.com/about-us/
Beth Mullen, CPDT-KA - Dog Latin Dog Training - www.doglatindogtraining.com
Peggy Bowers, CPDT-KA - www.sundogscct.com
Fur-Get Me Not - Arlington - 703-933-1935
Kissable Canine - www.kissablecanine.com
FINDING A TRAINER:
SHOULD A VETERINARY BEHAVIORIST BE INVOLVED?
Veterinary Behaviorists have achieved board-certification in the specialty of Veterinary Behavior. Board-certified specialists are known as Diplomates. These veterinarians work with individual pet owners, other animal professionals, and facilities that care for animals in order to manage behavior problems and improve the wellbeing of animals. Behavioral problems can result from a neurochemical imbalance, a medical condition, learned fearful associations, or conflict over rules and social structure. A Veterinary Behaviorist is in a unique position to diagnose medical conditions that can affect a pet’s behavior, as well as treat conditions that are purely behavioral.
RECOMMENDED VETERINARY BEHAVIORISTS: