My Pet Has Issues! Animal Behavior Consulting
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Addressing dog and cat behavior issues in the Central New York area.

Why hire an Animal Behavior Consultant? 

As pet owners, we want our animals to be happy, safe, and good companions. Unfortunately, some pets develop behavioral problems that make this very difficult. Dogs suffer from issues such as separation anxiety, thunderstorm phobias, fear and aggression toward other animals or toward humans, and house-soiling. Cats sometimes are fearful of humans, do not use their litter boxes, or have rivalry with other pets or children. These and other behavioral issues can inhibit our enjoyment of our pets, and diminish their quality of life. As animal behavior consultants, we are committed to helping you work with your pet to manage these issues. While you may have ideas of how to help your pets, and may have even tried before to address your pet’s behavior problems, it’s important to have the support of a qualified professional to create a treatment plan and guide you through implementing it. Many pet owners are simply overwhelmed by the work it will take to get their pet’s problem behavior addressed. While it does take significant effort to help a pet through these kinds of difficulties, we will work with you to simplify the process, provide support, and strengthen your relationship with your pet along the way.

What’s the process? 

The process of assessing and addressing your pet's behavioral issue begins with a visit to your home. We will
schedule a time to visit, meet your pet or pets, and ask question about your pet's behavioral history and your concern. These visits typically take about two hours for dogs and 60 to 90 minutes for cats. During this time, you can ask any questions you may have and share information, and we will discuss behavior modification options. We will work with you to identify a plan and determine the support you will need in carrying it out.

After this visit, you have a number of options. Some clients prefer that we provide the behavior modification plan and then they work through it themselves, with ongoing support from us from “behind the scenes” via telephone or email. Other clients prefer that we schedule multiple visits to work with them and their pet through the behavior modification process. Packages are available for both types of service. Further, we will consult with your veterinarian as needed to discuss medication or other medical concerns. Please note that we require that all pets we visit are current on their rabies vaccine, as required by the state of New York.

How much does it cost? 

Consultations are provided throughout the central New York area. Packages are available as follows:

Two-Hour In-Home Dog Consultation

Includes:           Written Treatment Plan

                         Three Months of Follow-Up Support (phone/email)


            Additional Behavior Modification/Training Sessions

                        $50 per hour

In-Home Cat Consultation (60-90 minutes)

Includes:           Written Treatment Plan

                        Three Months of Follow-Up Support (phone/email)


There will be an additional one-time $40 fee for each additional pet in a multi-pet consultation. A travel surcharge may be added for consultations located more than 25 miles from our home area.

We also offer specialized services such as pet-parent-to-be counseling, assistance choosing the right pet for you, and additional training sessions for past clients. Please contact us for information on these services.

How do I get started? 

Please contact us through email at or by phone at  (315)303-4038. We look forward to hearing from you.

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