Opening Hours: Sun - Thu : 8 AM – 8 PM.   Fri & Sat : 9 AM – 5 PM
02 556 2024

GVC PET BEHAVIOUR AND TRAINING

We love our pets. They are part of our family. 

But when they behave in ways that negatively affect our lives, bother our loved ones or even put others in danger, it becomes stressful, frustrating, and difficult to live with.

Behavioral problems can result from underlying fear, anxiety, stress, genetic or learned predisposition or even medical conditions. 

A Veterinary Behaviourist is in a unique position to diagnose both behavioral conditions and medical conditions that can cause or affect a pet’s behavior. Often, training alone will not solve the problem, and we require a different approach. 

German Veterinary Clinic is the first in the region to offer a comprehensive Veterinary Behaviour and Training Service so we can address not only the physical, but also the mental and emotional health of your pet.

GVC’s Owner and Head Veterinarian, Dr. Katrin Jahn, is a resident in Veterinary Behaviour Medicine of both the European as well as American Colleges of Animal Welfare and Behaviour Medicine, the first veterinarian in the Middle East to specialize in this field.

So, how does it work?

We use methods based on scientific evidence and research as well as up-to-date training techniques such as positive reinforcement, counter-conditioning, and desensitization together with environmental modification and owner education to provide an ethical, punishment-free, welfare compatible way of approaching your pet’s behavior. 

Veterinarians are able to address behaviour problems from a species-specific and developmental perspective with a focus on understanding your pet’s body language and communication style and are able to use appropriate, individually tailored medications, pheromones and nutraceuticals to best help your pet where necessary. 

Your pet will never be subjected to methods that include punishment, startling, hurting, or shocking your pet. We can alleviate undesirable behaviors in pets while treating them with the kindness, gentleness, respect, and admiration they deserve.

Our aim is to help your pet become the very best pet they can be!

Dr. Katrin Jahn, DrMedVet, CertVA, MRCVS
Resident ACVB, ECAWBM
Fear Free Certified Professional

Some of the behavior problems we can help with include:

  • Aggression
  • Destructive behaviors
  • Fears, anxieties, and phobias
  • Separation anxiety
  • Elimination problems
  • Unruly or uncontrollable behaviour
  • Training difficulties
  • Cognitive dysfunction
  • Behaviour changes due to disease or pain
  • Repetitive or compulsive disorders
  • Puppy or kitten preventative visits
  • Pre-selection consultation
  • Preparing for life events

SERVICES AND PACKAGES

Veterinary Behaviour Consultations

We believe that each pet is an individual with a unique behavioural history and motivations.

Our behavior consultations with GVC’s Owner and Head Vet, Dr. Katrin Jahn, Resident in Veterinary Behaviour Medicine, are thorough sessions lasting for 90-120 minutes during which problem behaviours are identified and explored, diagnoses are made, and suitable treatment plans are established.

These consultations are suitable for pets showing signs of fear, anxiety, stress, or aggression. 

They are also suitable for inappropriate or unwanted toileting behaviours, age-related behavior changes or compulsive, destructive, stereotypical or repetitive behavior patterns such as leg chewing, tail chasing, and more.

Veterinary Behaviour Consultations

We believe that each pet is an individual with a unique behavioural history and motivations.

Our behavior consultations with GVC’s Owner and Head Vet, Dr. Katrin Jahn, Resident in Veterinary Behaviour Medicine, are thorough sessions lasting for 90-120 minutes during which problem behaviours are identified and explored, diagnoses are made, and suitable treatment plans are established.

These consultations are suitable for pets showing signs of fear, anxiety, stress, or aggression. 

They are also suitable for inappropriate or unwanted toileting behaviours, age-related behavior changes or compulsive, destructive, stereotypical or repetitive behavior patterns such as leg chewing, tail chasing, and more.

Puppy Packages

Give your puppy the very best start in life!

Suitable for puppies 8 – 16 weeks of age.

These packages consist of 5 one to one sessions lasting 45 – 60 minutes each (depending on the puppy) and are conducted at the clinic and, where necessary, in the home.

In these sessions, we cover everything you need to know about toilet training, biting- and jumping behaviours and socialization and we start to implement small training elements such as “sit” and “down” as well as leash walking and the early stages of recall.

The sessions are very individual, and we will address any specific concerns or requests (within reason) you may have.

Where appropriate, one session may be shared with another puppy to encourage social behavior as well as teach you tools to direct your puppy’s attention back to you.

Puppy Packages

Give your puppy the very best start in life!

Suitable for puppies 8 – 16 weeks of age.

These packages consist of 5 one to one sessions lasting 45 – 60 minutes each (depending on the puppy) and are conducted at the clinic and, where necessary, in the home.

In these sessions, we cover everything you need to know about toilet training, biting- and jumping behaviours and socialization and we start to implement small training elements such as “sit” and “down” as well as leash walking and the early stages of recall.

The sessions are very individual, and we will address any specific concerns or requests (within reason) you may have.

Where appropriate, one session may be shared with another puppy to encourage social behavior as well as teach you tools to direct your puppy’s attention back to you.

Toilet Training 101

This is a two-session package in which your puppy or dog’s toilet training challenges will be addressed, and a suitable training plan will be established. 

In the second session, we will assess progress and tweak the training plan as necessary.

Toilet Training 101

This is a two-session package in which your puppy or dog’s toilet training challenges will be addressed, and a suitable training plan will be established. 

In the second session, we will assess progress and tweak the training plan as necessary.

Dog Obedience and Training

In these sessions, we address specific training problems or simply teach you how to turn your dog or cat into a confident, well-mannered, well – behaved member of the family and community. Sessions are tailored according to your pet’s level of training and experience and the goals that are most important to you. 

These sessions are also ideal for preparing your pet for relocation by familiarizing them with the travel crate as well as preparing for veterinary visits and examinations by training them to accept handling as well as familiarize them with instruments used during veterinary visits.

Dog Obedience and Training

In these sessions, we address specific training problems or simply teach you how to turn your dog or cat into a confident, well-mannered, well – behaved member of the family and community. Sessions are tailored according to your pet’s level of training and experience and the goals that are most important to you. 

These sessions are also ideal for preparing your pet for relocation by familiarizing them with the travel crate as well as preparing for veterinary visits and examinations by training them to accept handling as well as familiarize them with instruments used during veterinary visits.

WE TRAIN FOR YOU

Do you have a very busy lifestyle? 

Are you at work all day during the week with no real time to train your dog or cat? 

Do you want your dog to have some additional mental stimulation?

Let us train your dog for you. 

This is a very personalized training agreement in which we train your dog for you and then teach you how to implement this in your daily life. 

WE TRAIN FOR YOU

Do you have a very busy lifestyle? 

Are you at work all day during the week with no real time to train your dog or cat? 

Do you want your dog to have some additional mental stimulation?

Let us train your dog for you. 

This is a very personalized training agreement in which we train your dog for you and then teach you how to implement this in your daily life. 

E-Guides

10 STEP GUIDE TO TOILET TRAINING

TOILET TRAINING YOUR DOG 101

What we are trying to achieve: Prevent elimination indoors/unwanted areas and encourage elimination in an appropriate toilet spot…

Contact us if you are interested in any of our Behaviour or Training Services.