Behavior Counseling
Pet Behavior Counseling

Green Acres Kennel Shop offers behavior consulting for dogs. Typical behavior problems with dogs include but are not limited to: aggression and reactivity (growling, barking, lunging, and/or biting of people, dogs, or other animals), fears and phobias (thunderstorms, loud noises, children, fireworks, separation anxiety, etc.), destructive behavior, nuisance barking and excessive stress and anxiety.

Behavior consulting is not the same as training (see FAQs below). Changing your pet’s behavior will take time, patience, and commitment on your part. It is imperative to understand going into this process that it is not always possible to alter an animal’s behavior to the desired level; many factors are at play, some of which we have no control over such as genetics and illness.

If you have questions on behavior consulting, please see the Frequently Asked

Frequently Asked Questions

The following are typical questions people ask about our pet behavior consulting services.

What is Pet Behavior Consulting?

Pet Behavior Consulting involves working with you and your pet to resolve problem behaviors that are usually occurring due to a specific emotional state of the animal. Typical behavior problems we deal with include: aggression and biting, separation anxiety, inappropriate urination and defecation, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, resource guarding, fears and phobias and other stress related behaviors.

Our goal is to help you better understand the normal and abnormal behavioral patterns of dogs in general, as well as understanding the individual needs of your particular pet. We provide you with a behavior modification protocol to assist in the resolution of the problem behavior. Here at Green Acres, we also recommend treatment with

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Please call 945-6841 and ask for Don Hanson or Kate Dutra. We will not be able to resolve your pet's behavioral issue over the phone but will be able to discuss the next steps in the process. If we are unavailable when you call, please leave your name, a phone number where we can reach you, and the best times to reach you, during regular business hours (M-F 9AM to 5PM). We will return your call within two business days.


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