208. Puppy Behavior Patients: How to Communicate with Their Pet Parents
When you see abnormal behavior in a puppy, having conversations with the pet parent can be quite challenging. It is difficult for clients to come to terms with the reality of a problem behavior. This session will review warning signs of abnormal behavior, discuss when to refer, and explore ways to gain pet parents confidence that their animal needs help. Attendees will also learn about intervention steps for behavioral problems that need to be addressed immediately.
The Behavior Clinic | Olmsted Falls, Ohio
Dr. Feltes graduated from The Ohio State University in 2006 with her degree in veterinary medicine. Throughout her undergraduate schooling, master's program, and four years of vet school she always kept behavior in the forefront. As a student, she spent time with multiple veterinary behaviorists, honing her skills and developing the plan for The Behavior Clinic, which in 2007 opened as a mobile veterinary behavior service in Northeast Ohio. Today, the clinic is a 3,000-square-foot facility located in Olmsted Falls that services dog, cat, exotic pet, zoo, and equine patients. Dr. Feltes created a bite prevention program for the Olmsted Falls school system and won the 2018 R.K. Anderson Resident Research Award for her publication on aggression between housemate dogs. She gained her status as a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists in 2020. When not seeing patients, Dr. Feltes is an active soccer and pony club mom and enjoys sharing her passion for nature and all things animal with her family.