AFTER WORKING WITH ANIMALS FOR 50 YEARS(Istartedasayoungteenager)fromhousepetstozoospecies,including primates,Ihavefoundthatthemajorityofproblemsarecreatedbywell meaning,lovingpetowners.Theseproblemsaregenerallyeasyto identifyandcorrect.Manyofusseea“trainer”whenourpetexhibits annoyingordestructivebehavior.Obediencetrainingisonlyone importantpartofthebehaviormodificationprocess.Ourpetscanlearn to sit and stay, but will still destroy the house when left unattended.
LIVE IN HARMONY WITH YOUR PETCanyourpetseemlikeanangelandalittledevilrolledintoone? Domesticateddogsandcatsarerequiredbyoursocietytomake adaptations,thatcanbeinoddswiththeirgeneticbehaviorpatterns.It’s ourdutyashumanstoeducateourselvesnotonlyinourpets’physical aspects, but also in the behavioral arenas that affect our lives together.
CAUSES AND SOLUTIONSThe triad of adaptation, which is anatomy, physiology and behavior, must be addressed in order to achieve true behavior changes. Many behavior problems have a basis in the physical area. Your veterinarian and behaviorist can play vital roles in achieving success. Drug therapy and nutritional changes, in combination with behavior modification, can be effective in many areas, such as Cognitive Disfunction Syndrome. Homeopathic remedies can also play a large part in resolving a pet’s phobias and separation anxieties.