This is a weekly (or however often as needed) question and answer column to help you with your dog behavior and dog training questions.
For those of you who don't know me, I am a full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, a supporting member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, and a member of the International Alliance for Animal Therapy and Healing. I have been a professional dog trainer for the past three years and am the owner of The Celtic Dog (www.celticdogtraining.com). My company concentrates on helping families with "problem" dogs through in-home and real-life training sessions. We also concentrate on holistic and natural healing (in conjunction with Western medicine) and provide services such as reiki therapy, adoption and new puppy/dog ownership counseling, and classes/sessions dealing with children and dogs. We have recently added to our staff a veterinary technician who possesses not only a degree in animal science from the University of Delaware, but over 15 years veterinary experience in a local clinic.
This weekly "column" provides you the opportunity to submit questions regarding your dog's behavior and/or health and receive an answer here on Talk Delaware.
When submitting your questions, please try and be as detailed as possible and include the following information:
Also, please let me know if you want your questions posted anonymously and note that I may edit the information you provide for length. (For questions dealing with issues relating to aggressive behavior, I may contact you privately for a consultation.)
- age and sex of your pet
- age at time of neuter or spay (if applicable)
- details of problematic behavior
- last veterinary visit
- any major health issues
As always, please consult your veterinarian if your pet is having any issues that require immediate medical attention or if your pet is exhibiting behavior you find threatening to you or another pet.
Please submit your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you!