Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ontario Canada
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Dr, Karen Overall ..."Antianxiety medications may help some dogs that otherwise are unable to succeed in this program.
(behavioral modification ) Remember, if it is decided that medication could benefit your dog, you need to use it in addition
to the behavior modification, not instead of it.
Dr,Ben Hart ..."It is imperative that a diagnosis is made before you start to treat any animal with a medication to treat a
behavior problem. There needs to be a behavior modification plan in place that the owner is following. One should discuss
with the owners that medications are not a quick fix, but usually just facilitate the overall behavioral approach. For
example, treating a dog with severe separation anxiety with medication only, that is, without any behavior modification,
while perhaps alleviating the worst aspects of the problem is likely to result in the animal reverting to the previous
behaviors when the medication is discontinued."
Dave and Molly
Ian Dunbar was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from I.P.D.T.A. Here's a picture of me accepting the award on his behalf.
Member of IAABC ,International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants , Member of Pet Professional Guild