DOG BEHAVIOR ISSUES


"An exam should ALWAYS be performed any time you suspect a behavior problem. Many times seemingly abnormal or offensive behaviors can signal a treatable, medical problem! We rule out medical problems first then diagnose and treat behavior problems.

 

DOG

HOUSE-SOILING

  • What age was your dog DEFINITELY house-broken?
  • Does your dog urinate in the house? Where?
  • Does your dog defecate in the house? Diarrhea? Where?

 

AGGRESSION

  • Have you ever been concerned that your dog is "aggressive" with people, dogs or animals?
  • Has your dog ever bitten anyone?
  • Has anyone ever told you they were afraid of your dog?
  • Has anyone ever told you your dog was ill-mannered?

 

ANXIETY AND OTHER BEHAVIORS

  • Does your dog destroy anything (furniture, clothing, rugs, windows)? When?
  • Does your dog mouth anything or anyone?
  • Does your dog vocalize inappropriately? When?
  • Does your dog react to storms, fireworks, noises? How?
  • Is your dog distressed when left alone? What does your dog do?
  • Has your dog had any changes in sleep, eating, locomotor behaviors?
  • What type of collar, leash, harness do you use for your dog?

 

 

Call 703-754-9888 to schedule an appointment for your pet today!