Covid19 Safety Precautions:

We have adapted all our programs for Telebehavior and limited in-person consultations during the current health crisis.  Safety measures will be followed, including social distancing, masks, and outdoor sessions when possible.  You can reserve your spot now on our booking app. Please check out our fees, schedule and appointment options here:

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Pet Behavior Solutions for Dogs and Cats


by Certified Animal Behaviorists

Solving Pet Behavior Problems Since 1990

We are the leading pet behavior experts in Northern Virginia and the metro D.C. area.   Companion Animal Behavior has been providing pet behavior solutions for over 25 years.  We offer telebehavior and in-home consultations that allow in depth evaluations of your pet’s behavior and their environment.  We work to uncover the root cause of problem behavior.  We then build custom pet behavior solutions that teach you how to reduce stress, anxiety, fear, or aggression while implementing positive, proven behavior modification techniques to resolve your pet’s behavior problems.  We see a variety of behavior issues, such as dog and cat aggression, separation anxiety, house soiling, litter box issues, canine or feline rivalry, and various fears, and phobias.

We use a variety of positive approaches, never harsh or punishing, to solve dog and cat behavior problems.  We  will show you how to resolve your pet’s behavior issues and rebuild your relationship with your pet, just like we’ve done for so many of our clients.  You can view some of our success stories on our Happy Tails page.

If you’ve been struggling with the challenges of dog or cat behavior issues and have been hoping to find someone knowledgeable and effective, please read about us or contact us for more information.

Dog Behavior

We have successfully resolved thousands of tough dog behavior problems.  We focus on providing dog families with the tools they need to create lasting behavior change using positive behavior modification and training techniques that strengthen the relationship with their dog.  We show you how to bring about change without the use of forceful, aversive, or fear producing methods that often make problem behaviors worse, and can damage the relationship between the dog and his or her family.  With our positive methods, we have helped many dogs with issues like separation anxiety, canine rivalry, various aggressive behavior, fears and phobias, house soiling,  and puppy behaviors like mouthing, jumping, and chewing.



Cat Behavior

We specialize in difficult cat behavior issues using the latest positive training and behavior modification techniques.  We will show you how to  resolve your cat’s behavior issues while improving your relationship with your cat.  We have successfully resolved numerous litter box problems, territorial spraying, feline rivalry, destructive behavior, as well as a variety of aggressive cat issues.  We also help cats adapt to a new home, new baby, or other changes in family dynamics, easing the transition and focusing on ways to reduce stress and aide in successful adaptation to these changes.






We service all areas of Northern Virginia, including Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Ashburn, Bristow, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Gainesville, Hamilton, Haymarket, Herndon, Leesburg, McClean, Middleburg, Mount Vernon, Oakton, Purcellville, Quantico, Reston, Round Hill, South Riding, Springfield, Sterling, Tysons, Vienna, and Woodbridge.  In District of Columbia, DC, Montgomery County, Maryland, Frederick, MD, Poolesville, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Chevy Chase, Waldorf and other nearby areas.

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