Managing Problem Behaviors

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Managing Problem Behaviors

Behavioral problems with companion animals are one of the most significant reasons why animals become strays or are relinquished by owners.  The good news is that nearly all behavior problems are manageable given good advice, and, if the problem can be managed, then it is less likely that the animal will become homeless and unwanted.  Please check the following links for advice on many of the most common behavioral problems that pet owners encounter. 

Dog Behavior

Cat Behavior

General Tips

Aggressive Behavior


Destructive Behavior
Eating Disorders
Fearful Behavior

House Soiling

Puppy Issues

Destructive Behavior

Kitten Issues
Aggressive Behavior
Eating Disorders

House Soiling
Training Your Cat

Fearful Cats

Vocal Cats

Keeping your pet safe & healthy

The advice provided in these links is from the Denver Dumb Friends League


Regional Center for Animal Care & Protection

1510 Baldwin Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24012
Phone: (540) 344-4922

Hours of Operation:

Mon - Sat 11:30 AM - 6 PM


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