is a professional service devoted to helping pet owners and veterinarians control undesirable pet
behaviors. Our staff is committed
to quality patient care.
We offer a full spectrum of services including preventive counseling,
therapy for behavior problems and training.
BEHAVIOR CONSULTATIONS: Dr.
Hunthausen has been a behavior consultant working with dogs, cats and people who
share their lives since 1982. Help
is available for all types of behavior problems including
housesoiling, destructive chewing, aggression, phobias, separation anxiety,
unruliness and many more. Consultations involve in depth history-taking,
temperament evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, discussion of behavior
modification and a comprehensive treatment plan. Depending on the problem,
consultations can be scheduled at the hospital or in the home.
Visits typically last one to two hours, but complex cases can take longer.
Follow-up consultations are conducted by phone or in person.
are by appointment and may be scheduled by calling 913.362.2512.
A behavior history form must be obtained from our office or at the link
completed and returned at least 48 hours prior to the visit (these can be mailed,
faxed or emailed).
In order to rule out underlying medical problems, we strongly recommend a
complete physical exam by the pet's family veterinarian before the behavior
consultation. Pets that are urinating in the home should have a
urinalysis done. Behavior
are charged according to the amount of time spent in consultation with Dr.
Hunthausen and are paid at the time of the consultation. Fees
VIDEOS: Videos can be very helpful in
assessing some cases. If you have a video of your pet's behavior and would
like to bring it to the consultation, please discuss this with Dr. Hunthausen.
BEHAVIOR CONSULTATIONS for VETERINARIANS:
This service is for veterinarians who want to help owners with behavior
problems, but need some assistance.
BEHAVIOR CONSULTATIONS by FAX or EMAIL: Are not
/ ARTICLES: Articles by Dr. Hunthausen have been
published in a variety of professional and pet publications. He has
presented hundreds of
in North America, Asia and Europe to veterinarians and pet owners. Behavior
presentations for your group or articles for your publication can be arranged by
Hunthausen is available to assist in legal cases involving aggression, as well
as other issues concerning dogs and cats.
are easy ways and there are hard ways to introduce a new pet to other pets in
We can teach you the easy ways.
FOR THE ARRIVAL OF A NEW BABY:
your new baby to the resident pet can be tricky. The time to start
training and making adjustments is well before the baby comes home from the
hospital. We can teach you what to expect from your pet regarding behavior
changes and how to avoid problems.