210. Family Conflict: Aggression Between Household Dogs
Aggression between housemates embodies family strife and creates it at the same time! The veterinary team is the first line of defense in identification and intervention. This lecture will cover what the literature tells us about inter-dog aggression within a household. Attendees will learn warning signs and early symptoms, explore family-focused treatments, discuss how to triage, and find out when to refer to a specialist.
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.