211. Hot Mess Express: Normal Nuisance Behaviors
Jumping, mouthing, pulling, fence running, counter-surfing, and other challenging behaviors can be normalor they can be symptoms of a larger problem. But how can you tell the difference? In this session, attendees will learn how to determine the sliding-scale of normal versus abnormal and explore common intervention steps that can be taken within a 15-minute appointment. How to gain follow up to ensure success will also be covered, as well as outsourcing care when a referral is needed.
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.