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Behavior & Training

Training is an important foundation to the overall quality of the human-animal bond. At Stack Veterinary Hospital we realize the importance of recognizing and addressing behavior concerns as well as working with you and your pet to properly train you both to lead happy fulfilled lives.

The most frequent behavioral reasons that dogs are relinquished to shelters include: house soiling, destructive chewing, excessive activity, aggression, fearfulness, and barking. The odds of a dog being surrendered or relinquished are increased in households that do not attend training classes post-adoption, as well as dogs confined exclusively outdoors, in crates, and in basements or garages.

Behavior Consults

Stack Veterinary Hospital offers the option of having a behaviorist on site once a week. Dr. Pam Perry is a Cornell graduate with a board certification in feline and canine behaviorism. She consults with owner's regarding the problem(s) that the owner may be having with their pet's behavior. During the consult the problem(s) will be diagnosed and the owner instructed on methods to reduce the frequency and severity of the problem(s). Appointments must be made in advance and take approximately 2 hours.

If you are interested in scheduling a behavior consultation please email the completed behavior assessment form to Dr. Perry at She will then contact you for an appointment.

Feline Behavior Form -- Word || PDF || PDF(Adobe ver. 11)

Canine Behavior Form -- Word || PDF ||PDF(Adobe ver. 11)


Stack Veterinary Hospital also offers dog training with Daniel Castello.

Classes offered:

  • Group classes for basic training and obedience.
  • Beginner, intermediate and advanced sessions.
  • Private, personalized sessions conducted at Stack Veterinary Hospital or in the convenience of your home.
  • Affordable and effective.
  • Positive, proven techniques for teaching you and your pet.
  • Weekend and week day availability.

For more information on training services for dogs and cats visit To set up an appointment with Dan, call us today or contact him directly at