How It’s Done
A diagnostic evaluation of your pet and the presenting problems utilizes a holistic approach.
First, our professional staff will conduct an observational assessment of the animal that may include specific behavioral tests to isolate the influences of biologic predispositions, prior experiences and environmental influences on your animal’s overall temperament.
This first impression is followed with a detailed history captured through an interview process with available household members to provide an understanding of the current environment, historical background of the animal (to the extent known), a health history that may include a consultation with your veterinarian, developmental patterns, and specifics to the problem behaviors.
Behavior therapy is the process of working in some combination with the household and animal to affect a desired change in the animal’s behavior and emotional state. Behavior therapy may include a variety of academically and professionally recognized humane treatment approaches. You will be informed of the process before it begins and have the opportunity to gain a full understanding.
Diagnostic evaluations typically require 1 1/2 to 2 hours to complete.