For a dog, training is more like lifelong learning. Puppies need to understand the rules of your pack: housebreaking, greeting people, and all the basic commands that make them good family members. As an adult, unwanted behaviors may arise from a change in environment or the effects of aging—and yes, old dogs can learn new tricks!
Integrative Animal Hospital is lucky to have Dr. Rebecca McIntosh, DVM on staff at our Sanford location to help you with your dog’s training and behavioral issues. Dr. McIntosh is a certified low-stress handler and has a special interest in canine behavior. With adult dogs, it’s always important to rule out a physical reason for behavior issues, and Dr. McIntosh can assist you in determining the cause, as well as finding a solution for the problem. She is also able to offer insightful training advice, behavior modification and other alternatives if the issue isn’t medical.
For those with new puppies, we always recommend Puppy Training & Socialization Classes with Catherine Harvey, CPDT-KA, ACDBC. Catherine uses positive reinforcement methods to start your new best friend off on the right paw. She also offers adult training classes as well, both at Animal Hospital at Baldwin Park.
If you’re interested in addressing a behavior issue with Dr. McIntosh, give us a call at (321) 275-7540.