What makes Regina stand out from other Behaviorists?
Just as human psychologists have graduate training in psychology, certified applied animal behaviorists 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 and provide ineffective advice. Improper advice can delay or prevent resolution of the problem.
What makes Regina different from other behaviorists is that she is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (ACAAB) and a Behavior Consultant with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). She is also an active member of the The Animal Behavior Society (ABS). Regina has worked extensively with canines with separation anxiety, resource guarding, and aggression. She will use her advanced degree in science to work with your pet to diagnose and offer a treatment plan that is easy to understand and follow.
A behavior questionnaire is essential for Regina to diagnose your pet correctly. Not only does she examine behavior but she looks at your pet’s history, environment, and even the food he eats. Please fill out the questionnaire prior to your appointment if possible.
Regina offer’s an income based fee for those who cannot financially afford her services. She understands that not being able to pay for her services does not indicate that an individual does not care for their pet. Please fill out the form prior to your consultation and we will contact you by phone to confirm the appointment and discuss payment.
Regina offers in office consultations and house call services in the Greater Dayton and Tri-State areas. Consultations generally take about 2-3 hours for a diagnosis and presentation of a detailed treatment plan. Unfortunately, most behavior problems cannot be solved with one visit, so included in her program are unlimited telephone follow-ups for up to 6 months. Regina is available receive and take these calls. Included are additional house calls when necessary at no additional fee. The fee for this service and program is based primarily on the type of problem(s), and the duration of time the problems have continued. Sometimes her service includes developing new protocols for solving unusual problems. It also can 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.
$175/hour includes an initial behavior consultation with a treatment plan.
What is included in behavior program:
Home or office visit (2-3 hrs) to evaluated and set up the treatment plan
Regina returns to the home or will schedule an office call whenever necessary
Unlimited phone consultation to insure treatment is working
Short term medications are discussed with veterinarian