Owned and operated by Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (CAAB) Dr. Megan E. Maxwell, Pet Behavior Change offers behavioral assessment, consultation, intervention, and training services to families whose dogs or cats are in need of behavior therapy, behavior modification, or basic obedience training.
Dr. Maxwell is the New River Valley's only Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist. This elite group of highly-trained professionals, of whom there are fewer than 50 nationwide, comprise some of the leading researchers and practitioners in the field of pet learning and behavior. Residing in southwestern VA since 2012, Dr. Maxwell has been working with families and their problem pets for nearly 20 years. She provides private, in-home behavior consultation services throughout the New River Valley, including Blacksburg, Radford, Salem, and Roanoke.
Dr. Lindsay Parenti offers services to area residents of Morgantown, WV. Dr. Parenti is an Associate Certified Animal Behavior Consultant with over over 10 years of dog training and pet behavior therapy experience. She also specializes in the training of service dogs, therapy visitation dogs, and emotional support dogs.
We understand that our pets are family members and thus deserve our best behavioral guidance and treatment. We also understand that pets are not humans, and thus deserve treatment that best meets their unique needs. By teaching pet owners/guardians how to be effective, kind, and consistent leaders, and by teaching them how to utilize positive reinforcement, environmental enrichment, and other scientifically validated behavior change strategies, we provide owners with the skills they need to work directly with their own pets.
We provide evidence-based, individualized behavioral interventions for a variety of pet behavior problems and training needs. Often working in collaboration with your veterinarian, we can help to ensure that your pet is not only physically healthy but behaviorally healthy as well. Please contact us with questions or to schedule an appointment right away.