Animal Behavior Counseling Services, Inc. was founded in 1983 by California animal behavior specialist and dog behavior expert, Richard Polsky.Animal behavior specialist and dog behavior expert, Richard Polsky, Ph.D. resides in Los Angeles, California. He welcomes inquiries from owners with dogs experiencing behavioral problems and from … Continue reading
ABCS was incorporated in Los Angeles, California in 1986. The business set down its roots in Santa Monica, CA. and then moved to its current location in West Los Angeles, California. ABCS currently employs two individuals, including Richard Polsky, Ph.D., the President and founder of the business.
ABCS, under the direction of animal behavior expert, Dr. Polsky, has rendered behavior therapy and training services to over 12,000 canines and cats in California. The majority of the behavioral problems treated in canines have been about the inappropriate display of aggressive behavior. Over 100 different breeds of dog had been treated including, pit bulls, Dogos, Cane corsos, Akitas and many German shepherd type dogs. Other animal behavior problems treated have been mainly those dealing with fear in dogs and inappropriate toilet behavior and aggression in cats.
In addition, thousands of dogs, including police K-9s and over 100 different breeds, have taken part in Dr. Polsky’s Head Start Puppy Training program. This program continued for 25 consecutive years without interruption in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Polsky ended the program 2015. This allowed Dr. Polsky, more time to focus on his expert witness work for dog bite attorneys.
Dr. Polsky, as an animal behavior expert, has a strong interest in temperament evaluation for dogs facing dangerous dog hearings. He welcomes the opportunity to help owners defend their dogs wrongfully accused by animal control agencies in Southern California.
Dr. Polsky’s research focuses on dog-owner interactive behavior in dog parks, shelter dog behavior and comparison about attitudes of people towards pit bulls in different parts of the USA.
ABCS works with owners and their dogs and cats on a case-by-case basis. Dog 0wners and dog bite victims seeking help should initially email Dr. Polsky describing in as much detail as possible the behavioral problems with their dog. Cases are accepted on a case-by-case basis. Virtual consultations are an option for those outside the Los Angeles area.
Behavior treatment programs are specialized. Treatment uses an evidence-based approach utilizing scientific findings from the veterinary and animal behavior literature.
|↑1||Animal behavior specialist and dog behavior expert, Richard Polsky, Ph.D. resides in Los Angeles, California. He welcomes inquiries from owners with dogs experiencing behavioral problems and from attorneys seeking animal behavior expert witness consulting services. Dr. Polsky research focuses on the statistical analysis of bite frequencies in different dog breeds.|