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Pet behavior resources

Sometimes pet behavior problems seem overwhelming, but many can be managed with the application of a little knowledge and a little effort. Keeping pets in their homes in a manner that's comfortable for both pet and owner is one of our many goals at Animal Humane Society.

Pet Behavior Library

This online library contains tried-and-true methods for managing many common pet behavior problems as well as tools for evaluating situations that may require additional resources. Please browse the list of titles below and study the information that's relevant to your particular situation. Try the solutions that are offered.

Pet Behavior Helpline: (763) 489-2202

Need help right away? Call our Behavior Helpline. We’re here to answer your behavior questions about your pet, and we might just be able to help you resolve an issue that will keep your pet at home, with you. All messages returned within 24 hours.

Local animal behavior specialists

Canine and feline aggression is best handled by a professional veterinarian who specializes in behavior due to the potential for serious injury. Because phone counseling is inadequate for addressing a serious problem like animal aggression, we ask that you contact the following professionals for help:

Terri A. Derr, D.V.M.
Veterinary Behavior Options
612-360-7227
info@vetbehavioroptions.com

Margaret Duxbury, DVM
University of Minnesota
612-624-0797
Dana Ashlin-Emerson, coordinator

Lorna Reichl, DVM
Midwest Veterinary Behavior Services
lreichl@midwestveterinarybehaviorservices.com
612-300-1937