WHAT SHOULD I DO WHILE I'M WAITING FOR AN APPOINTMENT FOR MY AGGRESSIVE PET?
"Safety first" is the imperative - maintaining the safety of you, your family, your pet and other people and animals that your pet may come into contact with. It is important to prevent the pet from hurting someone and this means that owners should avoid situations and environments associated with the problem behaviour. Until you have had an appointment with a clinical animal behaviourist, you should keep your pet out of any situation where aggression is a concern. This may mean confining the pet when visitors come to the house or using baby gates and doors to completely separate the pet from family members or from other pets. If the pet is aggressive in response to something that someone does, you should avoid that action until after working through your pet's behaviour modification plan that is designed during your appointment. Further advice can be found on the 'First Aid' section of this website.