The number one reason owners surrender their animals to shelters is behavior problems with their pet. The second reason is the owners give is that they are moving however, in further questioning of the owner it is usually discovered that the pet have behavior problems such as:
not house broken, chewing, excesses barking. When the bond between the owner and pet is not strong the pet is not consider part of the family thus the pet is surrender to us. The success of any adoption can be measure by many outcomes. The environment and quality of life the new family gives the animal and most important if the adoptee has found a loving, safe home that the animal can live out their lives "Pets For Life". The structure of any training or behavior programs emphasizes the perspective that most problem behavior is actually normal behavior occurring in ways or contexts that are unacceptable to an owner.
When the bond between the owner and pet is not strong, the pet is not considered part of the family, and the pet is surrendered to us. You don't hear people say, "Well, we are leaving the children behind because they really don't listen and never pick up their rooms, and we don't want
them messing up our new place." But this is their train of thought when it comes to their pets. The success of any adoption can be measured by many outcomes. These factors may include the environment and quality of life the new family gives the animal and most importantly if the adoptee has found a
loving, safe home where the animal can be a "Pet For Life."
The structure of any training or behavior programs emphasizes the perspective that most problem behavior is actually normal behavior occurring in ways or contexts that are unacceptable to an owner.
We offer several resources for Pet Training or Behavior Help:
(Remember there is a difference between pet training and pet behavior issues.)
- Behavior Helpline is a 24-Hour behavior Helpline that is available
at no charge. When you call this number, you will get an automated
greeting. You will then be asked to describe the problem you are having.
Your call will be returned by a specially-trained volunteer who will provide
advice and a step-by-step approach to solving the problem. This is an out of
the area group and a toll-free number call at 1-877-738-0217.
- We have trained counselors available at no charge to help community pets with behavior issues. Call 731-4771 and specify that you need help with your pet's behavior. If you have to leave a message, try to describe the behavior problem, when it started, what has been done to correct it, what type of animal you have and the pet's age. Also please leave a number to best reach you and the best time to call back. We will contact you regarding the behavior problem within 48 hours. (Although we cannot help you with aggression problems, we will point you in the right direction for professional help.) Call 731-4771 and follow the automated prompts to the Behavior Helpline.
- Or check out the World Wide Web several of the pet food companies
offer training tips on their websites.
- Recommended Pet Books