Why we work with Veterinarians
We frequently receive referrals from veterinarians who are treating dogs suffering from behavioral problems. Often times it is the behavioral problems that have landed the dogs and their owners in the animal hospital. An example of this is a dog that has severe anxiety and injures themselves as a result. The vets we work with know that a dog is never so set in their ways that they cannot benefit from training; they also know that surrendering a dog because of behavioral problems is never a necessary option.
Our relationship with veterinarians is mutually beneficial. We benefit from having a complete picture of a dog’s life, which includes their current health and health history. The vets benefit because a well-behaved dog will attend more appointments, live a healthier life free of unnecessary risks and injuries, and be a life-long client.
Sometimes a dog’s behavioral issues can not only bring them to the vet, they can also keep them from going to the vet. A dog should never be kept from receiving the medical attention it needs (like getting regular vaccinations and general check-ups) just because of their behavioral issues. Vets stand with us in this belief, and we work hard to make sure that no dog is left at risk because of not being able to go to their doctor. Our training is so powerful and effective that when a dog returns to the vet after being referred, the vet will notice their new demeanor after only one or two training sessions!
We use a training method that has seen almost three decades of success. We are commitment-based, which means we focus on the results of training, not the amount of training, and we work with you until all of our training goals are met. Colonial Dog Training operates in Boston and the surrounding areas and offers both individual, in-home training for puppies, aggressive dogs and general obedience.
We can help you to stop avoiding the vet because of your dog’s behavioral issues, and we can also help you avoid having to make a trip to the vet because of your dog’s risky behavior that comes from greater causes like aggression, anxiety, and hyperactivity. Give us a call at 800.649.7297 or send us a message using our contact form, and we can discuss your training options. Let us take the stress out of visits to the vet and help your dog to live a happier, healthier life!