Aggression (e.g. barrier, play, dominance, predatory, fear and pain).
Just as human psychologists have graduate training in psychology, certified applied animal behaviorist have advanced graduate degrees in the science of animal behavior. They use critical thinking skills and education to determine the cause of your pet's problem and sometimes they must develop a novel approach to solutions. Individuals without extensive education and experience may guess incorrectly as to the cause of the problem, attempt to use aversive training (e.g. shock collars) and provide ineffective advice or cause the dog to become more aggressive or develop increased anxiety. Regina uses her advanced degree in science to work with your pet to diagnose and offer a treatment plan that is easy to understand and follow. Not only does she examine behavior but she looks at your pet's history, environment, and even the food he eats.
Treatment Plan Regina offers in-office consultations at Halo (Xenia, OH) and house call services in the Greater Dayton, Columbus, and Cincinnati areas. Consultations generally take about 2 hours for a diagnosis and an additional follow up appointment for presentation of a detailed treatment plan (at no additional cost). Unfortunately, most behavior problems cannot be solved with one visit, so included in her program are unlimited telephone follow ups and additional home visits (after her second visit she will charge a low cost of $50/visit).
Sometimes her service includes developing new protocols for solving unusual problems. It also require research and consultations with her colleagues to develop improved methods for solving extreme problems. She will provide evaluations and reports for an easy to understand training approach. As always, she will work closely with your veterinarian. Some medical problems can cause behavior problems and some behavior problems may require medical intervention.
What is included in the behavior program: • Home or office visit (2 hours) to be evaluated and set up the treatment plan • Regina returns to the home or will schedule an office call to go over the treatment plan & additional visits will be scheduled if needed • Unlimited phone consultation to ensure treatment is working • Short-term medications are discussed with a veterinarian Fee $175.00 includes and initial behavior consultation with a treatment plan. Follow up $50.00 per visit.
Please complete the behavior consultation request on the following page and Regina will contact you no later than 24hours. If you need immediate assistance please all our office 937-736-2055.