More animals are euthanized each year due to behavioural issues than for any other reason. The main objective of Animal Antics is to educate people and correct behavioural issues in all companion animals, so that euthanasia rates for behaviour can be greatly reduced. If your pet is showing unwanted behaviours, please contact us and see how we can help, before opting for re-homing, surrendering to a shelter, or euthanasia. Your pet deserves it.
In addition to training dogs and their people, we are educated in all companion animals, including cats, horses, birds, pocket pets, and reptiles, and their behaviours, including urine marking or aggression in cats, cribbing in horses, feather picking in birds, and biting in pocket pets. If your pet has a behavioural problem, we can fix it!
Animal Antics only believes in positive training and will not use aversive training methods. Problem behaviours cannot and should not be solved over night. It takes time and patience to properly correct unwanted behaviours and create new, appropriate behaviours.
We follow the guidelines set out by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB), the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals (AABP), and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) who all promote positive, non-harmful training and behaviour modification.
The following publications by AVSAB explain:
- Why Punishment is undesired in the correcting of problem behaviours
- Why dominance theory is inaccurate and outdated
Canine group classes for basic obedience began in March 2012. We now offer a variety of training classes. See our Training Classes page for more details.
Private obedience classes and consultations for problem behaviours are always available. Click here to contact us and set up an appointment.