Frequently Asked Questions

The following are some of the more common questions (and answers) about Dr. Bob Andrysco.
If you require more specific information, or if you wish to talk to Dr. Bob directly, you may do so by clicking: contact.

No, he is a Dog and Cat Behavior Specialist. His speciality is helping pet owners modify thier pets behavior.

Even though his Ph.D. included extensive studies at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, he is not a practicing veterinarian. His practice is specific to Behavior Modification. He works very closely with veterinarians to ensure that each client is receiving the best care possible.

The majority of Dr. Bob's clients own dogs or cats. He also has experience with helping owners modify certain behaviors in other animals including birds, rabbits, ferrets, pet pigs and horses.

As far as dogs and cats are concerned, he can help modify ANY behavior. Examples of these behaviors include: housebreaking, not using the litter box, aggression, destructive behaviors, excessive noise making, and many more.

Absolutely! He has helped individuals and families in many areas including: choosing a new pet, grieving the loss of a pet, introducing and adapting a pet to a new born child or new home, and many more.

No, even though he incorporates the use of obedience into some of his behavior management techniques, he does not conduct group obedience training. He does, however, offer private in-home obedience training.

His fees vary according to the location and the type of consultation program. To determine the program that is best for you, and the accompanying fee, it is recommended that you contact Dr. Andrysco.

Dr. Bob will instruct you on the proper techniques on how to change a particular behavior(s) exhibited by your pet and will outline a behavior modification program that is specifically tailored to your pet and family. You will also recieve Dr. Bob's unlimited time via telephone and email for a specified time period following the initial consultation.

His success rate does vary in relation to various factors including the age of the pet, type of behavior being modified, how long the behavior has been exhibited and, most importantly, how well the owner follows the behavior management plan. There are some situations that have a lower success rate than others, but overall, his success rate approaches 90%.

Absolutely! Dr. Bob welcomes communications from all pet owners.

In the vast majority of cases, the consultation will last approximately one hour. However, there are occasions in which the consultation may last as long as 1 1/2 hours. Depending on type of behavior, more than one consultation may be required.

It is difficult for Dr. Andrysco (or anyone for that matter) to know specifically WHY a pet is behaving a certain way. He certainly can give you a good idea; however, he chooses to focus more on HOW to solve a behavior problem.

Yes. As a matter of fact, he has written numerous articles and published other works. You may also consider purchasing his book, "Tricks I Taught My Master", which will not only acquaint you with his philosophy, but will also be a very educational and entertaining read for you as well.

Yes, via telephone consultation programs. Contact Dr. Bob for further information.

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