ANIMAL BEHAVIOR CONSULTATIONS
Wayne Hunthausen, DVM
Animal Behavior Consultations is a professional service devoted to helping pet owners and veterinarians address undesirable pet behaviors. Our staff is committed to quality patient care. We offer a full spectrum of services including preventive counseling, therapy for behavior problems and obedience training.
BEHAVIOR CONSULTATIONS: Dr. Hunthausen has been a behavior consultant working with dogs, cats and the people with whom they share their lives with since 1982. Help is available for all types of behavior problems including house soiling, destructive chewing, aggression, phobias, separation anxiety, unruliness and many more. A consultation involves in depth history-taking, temperament evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, discussion of behavior modification and a comprehensive treatment plan. Consultations are done at our hospital (home appointments are not currently available). Follow-up and recheck appointments can be scheduled for ZOOM, phone or in person.
APPOINTMENTS: Consultations are by appointment. To get on the waiting list, go to the Behavior Waiting List page on this website and follow the instructions. When the appointment is scheduled, a behavior history form will be emailed to you. It must be completed and returned at least 72 hours prior to the visit (emailed, fax or snail mail). In order to rule out underlying medical problems, we strongly recommend a complete physical exam by the pet’s family veterinarian before the behavior consultation. Pets that are urinating in the home should have a urinalysis done.
FEES: Fees are charged according to the amount of time spent in consultation with Dr. Hunthausen and are paid at the time of the consultation. Consultations usually last 1 1/2 to 2 hours, more or less. FEES
VIDEOS: Videos can be very helpful in assessing some cases. If you have a video of your pet’s behavior and would like to email it or bring it to the consultation, please discuss this with Dr. Hunthausen.
BEHAVIOR CONSULTATIONS by FAX or EMAIL: Are not available.
LECTURES / ARTICLES: Articles by Dr. Hunthausen have been published in a variety of professional and pet publications. He has presented hundreds of lectures in North America, Asia and Europe to veterinarians and pet owners. Behavior presentations for your group or articles for your publication can be arranged by contacting him.
INTRODUCING PETS: There are easy ways and there are hard ways to introduce a new pet to other pets in the home. We can teach you the easy ways.
PREPARATION FOR THE ARRIVAL OF A NEW BABY: Introducing your new baby to the resident pet can be tricky. The time to start training and making adjustments is well before the baby comes home from the hospital. We can teach you what to expect from your pet regarding behavior changes and how to avoid problems.