More animals are euthanized each year due to behavioural issues than for
any other reason. The main objective of Animal Antics is to educate people
and correct behavioural issues in all companion animals, so that euthanasia
rates for behaviour can be greatly reduced. If your pet is showing unwanted
behaviours, please contact us and see how we can help, before opting for
re-homing, surrendering to a shelter, or euthanasia. Your pet deserves it.
In addition to training dogs and their people, we are educated in all
companion animals, including cats, horses, birds, pocket pets, and reptiles,
and their behaviours, including urine marking or aggression in cats, cribbing
in horses, feather picking in birds, and biting in pocket pets. If your pet has
a behavioural problem, we can fix it!
Animal Antics only believes in positive training and will not use aversive
training methods. Problem behaviours cannot and should not be solved over
night. It takes time and patience to properly correct unwanted behaviours
and create new, appropriate behaviours.
We follow the guidelines set out by the American Veterinary Society of
Animal Behavior (AVSAB), the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals
(AABP), and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
(ASPCA) who all promote positive, non-harmful training and behaviour
The following publications by AVSAB explain:
Canine group classes for basic obedience began in March 2012. Classes
are currently being offered on Saturdays and Wednesdays. See our
Services Offered page for more details.
Private obedience classes and consultations for problem behaviours are
always available. Click here to contact us and set up an appointment.