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Pet Behavior & Training


Pets don’t come with instruction manuals.  Whether you’re a first-time pet owner or a seasoned pet parent, questions will arise.  We have several great resources to help.

Our dedicated Animal Care Team has provided resources to help address common behavior issues you may be experiencing;  from marking in the house to jumping on guests.  If you need more direct assistance, please email us at info@vcas.us.

Common pet behavior issues that can often be resolved and will keep your pet in the home:

Dog Aggression (ASPCA article)
15 hours of Dog Relaxation Music to Help with Separation Anxiety
Dog Whining (ASPCA article)
Cat Spraying (ASPCA article)
Cat Scratching (ASPCA article)
Cat Aggression (ASPCA article)
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