Behavioral Expertise

Shaping Paws has expertise treating the following behaviors:

Fear and Aggression

Your pet has learned that the best defense is a strong offense. The goal of treatment is to help your pet feel more comfortable amongst its triggers so that they do not react in fear and/or aggression,

House-soiling

Inappropriate peeing or pooping in the house occurs for a variety of reasons across dogs and cats. The goal of treatment is to find out the β€œwhy” behind the housesoiling and individualize a treatment for your pet.

Separation Anxiety

Your pet cannot stand to be alone or away from you. The goal of treatment is to systematically help your pet remain calm in your absence.

Excessive Barking or Meowing

Is your pet singing the song of their people on repeat? The goal of treatment is to teach your pet that its needs can be met without screaming.

Destructive Behaviors

Chewing, scratching, biting items are all normal behaviors, but your pets need a healthy outlet in which to exhibit them. The goal of treatment is to provide these alternative channels so that you do not have to remodel your home and yard.

Possession Aggression

Does your dog hunker over its bone and growl as you approach? Does your cat guard the litterbox from your other cat? The goal of treatment is to modify your pet’s behavior so that they no longer display aggressive or possessive reactions when it comes to valuable resources.

Storm or Noise Phobia

Storms and fireworks can be scary! The goal of treatment is to help your pet remain calm in the presence of loud and noisy events.

Stressed at Vet or Groomer

Does your pet hide as soon as the carrier appears? Does your pet hate its nails being trimmed? The goal of treatment is to teach your pet that being handled (and being handled by strangers) does not have to be scary.

Conflict Amongst Your Pets

Live in a multi-pet household? Are your cats fighting each other? Are your dogs fighting each other? Are your dogs and cats fighting each other? The goal of treatment is reintroduce peace amongst all the pets so everyone is safe and happy.

Unruliness

Would your pet fit in well with the Lord of the Flies? The goal of treatment is to provide more structure into your pet’s life so that they are better mannered.

Shaping Paws has the knowledge and expertise to shape these behaviors into something more positive.

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