As a vet in practice, my primary role is to deal with pets that have physical illness, but increasingly, people also have questions about behavioural issues that they are having with their pets. Sometimes behavioural problems can be so severe that people even consider rehoming – or worse, euthanasing – their much-loved pets. It’s become increasingly obvious to me that preventing behavioural issues is the real answer, rather than waiting until there’s a serious behavioural problem that can be difficult to solve.
In my latest online piece in the Telegraph, I list the ten most common causes of bad behaviour that I see in practice. All dog owners should be aware of these issues – so that hopefully, they can learn from other people’s mistakes, and avoid having the same problems with their own pets.
Follow the link below to read the article.