Do you have a compulsive chewer, an aggressive barker, or an exceptionally ferocious feline? Donna Brander, BSc(Hons), CCAB, Honorary Fellow(R(D)SVS) is the Senior Lecturer in Companion Animal Behaviour for the MSc course in Animal Behaviour and Welfare at the University of Edinburgh. Donna is also a member of the International Society for Anthrozoology and the Companion Animal Behaviour Therapy Study Group and is the Chairman of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors. Here she describes why animals behave the way they do, the most common ways they misbehave, and what you can do about it. Browse the list of articles below to see if you recognise your pet.
This information is to be used as guidelines only. Decisions made about the future of any pet should be based on a professional assessment and a course of treatment that is personalised for the pet's individual situation.