Ask Dr. Bill | Canine Behavior Issues

Why is it important for canine behavior support products to be made available today?

Roughly 6.5 million dogs and cats enter humane shelters each year. Approximately 25% of these get adopted, 10% find their way back to their actual owners, and sadly, those that remain are euthanized.

Most of these statistics could be substantially lowered if only we would do a better job as their caretakers. Properly identifying out pets with collars, tags, or microchips would greatly increase their chance of being returned to their rightful owners. Properly socializing and training our pets would go a long way towards having a pet that everyone in the family enjoys and wants to keep.

Dogs aren’t born with bad behavior in their DNA – bad behavior is learned through neglect, mistreatment, or simply not having the knowledge to do the right things during the impressionable stages of an animals life. Say you get a new puppy and months later they have chewed its way through your house, is still urinating or defecating on the carpet, continuously barks, and has snapped at the neighbor’s kid. What do you do?

More often than not, the dog is abandoned in a rural area or taken to a local animal shelter. A better solution would be to have an animal behaviorist evaluate the problem and an animal trainer work with the dog to simply show it the difference between right and wrong. This is where behavior control products can help make their job (and yours) much easier.

There is scientific evidence that animals respond to several calming elements that allow fear, anxiety, aggression, and hyperactivity to be lowered to a level where abnormal behavior triggers are suppressed. All of the ingredients in my Canine Behavior Support supplement were individually selected to provide a controlled calming effect that still allows the dog to remain alert and active enough to accept various desensitizing training techniques.

If you are planning to get a new puppy, or are experiencing anything that resembles a behavior problem, I highly recommend you spend some time on my website reviewing my section on Canine Behavior. There, I identify a variety of bad behaviors and walk you through the best way to handle each one as well as discuss ways to prevent bad behavior before it starts.

– W. M. Barnett, DVM