TIP #1: SUDDEN BEHAVIOR CHANGES REQUIRE A VET CHECKUP
Has perfectly potty trained Fido suddenly begun to pee in the house? Does normally cuddly Princess now growl when you pet her? Maybe Spot has begun to steal and eat socks or underwear? Underlying medical issues can cause behavioral changes in your pet and should be addressed immediately.
TIP #2: BACK TO SCHOOL TIME = BEHAVIOR CHANGES
Separation anxiety and other undesirable behaviors are often triggered by either a high contrast situation - months of the owner (or kids) home all day followed by sudden eight hour absences (back to school) - or some sort of life change - rehoming, a stay at a boarding kennel, a death of a family member, or major change in routine.
- Jean Donaldson
Jeff Dentler, CPDT-KA, IAABC-ADT, FFCP, CTDI