The World Can Be a Scary Place: Managing Noise Phobias in Dogs (Sponsored by VPL)
Feb 22, 2011
Gary Landsberg, DVM, DACVB, DECVBM-CA
Approximately one hour
- Fears and phobias affect a dog's quality of life and welfare
while posing a serious concern for family members.
- Therapeutic options should include both environmental management to minimize or mute exposure to the stimuli and behavior modification
using desensitization and counterconditioning.
- Behavioral techniques should be complemented with drugs or natural products to reduce the pet's anxiety and improve the outcome of behavioral modification.