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Behaviour Info

Behaviour Information

It is estimated that there are 100,000 dog attacks on people every year. The majority of these occur in backyards (not by dogs roaming the streets, as is commonly believed). Correct dog selection, training (using reward based training methods) and regular veterinary care (including desexing) can help to greatly minimise the likelihood that your dog will bite.

A well-socialised and well-trained dog is a pleasure to own. However, to gain the benefits of having a good dog, it is imperative to train and socialise your dog throughout their entire life, but particularly when they are young.

Behavioural problems are believed to be the biggest killer of dogs under the age of one year and yet, despite this frightening statistic, many people think puppy school is unnecessary.

Just like vaccinations can help prevent disease, puppy classes and ongoing training can help prevent behavioural problems.

If you have an issue with your puppy, adult dog, kitten or cat, browse through the articles on this page.

If your dog has developed behavioural problems, such as separation anxiety, noise phobias or aggression, our behaviour team can help you and your pet.  We have recently had an increase in the amount of people seeking assistance for their distressed pets, partly because owners are becoming aware of available services such as ours.  If you would like more information about our behaviour services, please phone the surgery and talk to our behavioural trainer.