Ask A Behavior Consultant
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What behavior problem(s) are you experiencing?
Aggression to familiar dogs
Aggression to unfamiliar dogs
Aggression to familiar people
Aggression to kids
Aggression to strangers
Aggression only around valued objects (food, toys, etc)
Destruction/distress when left alone or in a crate
Destruction in general
Litterbox problems (cats only)
Running away/not listening off leash
Predatory behavior (prey drive)
Pulling on leash
Potty training (dogs)
Please choose ONE behavior problem from the list above that you would like more help with. Describe your problem in more detail.
If you consent and your question is chosen, this will be published in our online response.
What makes the behavior start? What makes it stop? Can you stop it? If so, how?
Do any of these recent changes in the household apply to you?
Someone left the house (roommate moved out, divorce, separation, kid went to college)
A new person joined the house
What breed is your pet?
What sex is your pet?
How old is your pet?
Where did your pet come from? What was (s)he like as a puppy or kitten, if you know? What were her parents like, if you know?
Please describe your pet's daily routine in as much detail as possible. Include where (s)he sleeps, what exercise (s)he gets, what (s)he does while you're at work, etc.
What have you tried so far to remedy this behavior problem?
Tell me a bit about your household. How many people live in the house? How old are they? Are there other pets? Tell me about them, too.
This helps me get a clearer picture of your home so that I can help better.
How long has this problem been going on?
Is the behavior problem getting better, getting worse, or staying the same?
Are you considering giving up your pet because of this issue?
What are your goals going forward? What would you call "success" for you and your pet?
I am OK with my problems, chosen name, and answers being published online in an Ask A Behavior Consultant blog post, Training Tuesday video, and/or a Canine Conversations Podcast episode.
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