WELCOME TO CANINE/FELINE BEHAVIOR COUNSELING!
We Have Some News for You……..
Last updated November 28, 2023
I have updated our pricing structure, in most cases reducing prices slightly to keep with my business model of offerring affordable behavioral care. Please visit the Services and Pricing Page for more information.
I am now offering on line zoom classes. The classes are available to the general public.
$30 per person, per class. A discounted rate is offered to veterinary/shelter/rescue staff, fosters and volunteers. For a complete list of classes visit my Services and Pricing Page.
Maverick is a Therapy Dog!
Maverick was surrendered by someone who could no longer care for him, and adopted by Miss Marie through Taysia Blue Husky Rescue. He became a permanent member of the CF Behavior staff and Seelmeyer family on June 30, 2023.
On October 28, 2023 Maverick and Marie were certified as a Therapy Dog Team through Joyous Paws Pet Therapy Team.
You can follow Maverick’s journey on our facebook page.
Adoption Polocies-Our Support of Appropriate Adoption Placement.
I recently attempted to locate/adopt a sibling for “Boo”, after the passing of his big sister Moira. I was rudely made aware of a standing policy of most of the metro area animal shelters that REQUIRES all dogs owned by a potential adopter to bring their dogs to the shelter and intorduce them to potential adoptee dogs in an inapporpriate and unsafe manner, and be assessed by shelter staff -not qualified aggression evaluators- for behavior compatiablity.NO exceptions, regardless of the history or references of the adopters, or the special needs of the resident (existing dog in the household).
This policy is inapproriate as it forces a rushed introduction in a high stress evironment. It jeopardizes the safety of dogs with physical restrictions by not permitting the owner to control/restrict interactions as appropriate for their dog, and the safety of both dogs by requiring potential adopters (most of who are not trained in appropriate greeting and interaction or interpretation of body language) to control and restrain their own dogs. The majority of shelter staff and volunteers at not appropriately trained in behavior assesment. By enforcing this blanket policy with no consideration for the individual adopter or situations or needs of either the residnet or potentially adoped dog, it dramatically increases the number of declined adoptions and subsequent euthansias due to shelter overcrowding. It also encourages potential adopters to lie about thier situation and exisiting animals in their household.
CF Behavior has always viewed each animal, family and situation as individual, and attempted to consider ALL factors in an animal’s life situation. We believe that animals are individuals and not “policies and shelter numbers”; and deserve a chance at a healthy and happy relationship with humans and other animals.
I have never allowed myself or my business to take a political side on any issue. My recent personal experience with this “blanket policy” attitude deeply affected me deeply emotionally, and I can not refuse to take a stand. Effective immeadiately CF Behavior has withdrawn any and all support of any organization who utilizes and enforces such a policy.
Sadly, Miss Moira has passed on.
On May 20th, 2023, Miss Moira lost her battle with cancer. She was able to visit her kids at Anythink Wright Farms and go swimming in her final days. Her health declined rapidly on the 2oth and we released her from her pain and escorted her over the Rainbow Bridge to join Enya running through the snow, pain free and will all her limbs healthy for eternity.
Canine Feline Behavior Counseling is available for all behavior needs for Dogs and Cats.
We offer services that fit you, your family, and your pets specific circumstances.
Check out our pages for additional information about us and how we can help your pets become a happy, more confident member of your family!
Our phone/office hours are:
9am to 5pm – Mondays-Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
To reach us, give us a call at 303-378-5987 or
email us at [email protected]