Veterinary Behavior + Pet Training

Behavior problems in our four-legged friends can be stressful and difficult to manage. At Synergy Behavior Solutions, we unite veterinary medicine, behavior and training into a unique program that helps clients address their pets’ problem behaviors. Our practice team’s passion is to help you understand your pet’s behavior. By evaluating your pet’s mental and physical health from a whole-animal perspective and providing support to help you through the treatment process, we can successfully improve behavior problems. We use only the most up-to-date, effective and humane veterinary behavior and reward-based training methods.

Our close collaboration with you and your primary veterinarian helps keep everyone engaged in your pet’s comprehensive treatment plan. To put it simply…though compassion and support our practice helps people and their pets achieve greater harmony together!

SYNERGY: When two things work together in harmony, the result is
greater than when those two things work separately.

DogDOGS

DOES YOUR DOG:

  • Chew up the furniture?
  • Growl/snap/pull when you walk?
  • Bark all day while you work?

You can be happy with your dog.

Ready to change your relationship with your dog? Click to Schedule

CatCATS

DOES YOUR CAT:

  • Hiss and run from the new kitten?
  • Refuse to use the litter box?
  • Lash out when you come near?

You can enjoy your cat.

Are you ready to transform your cat’s behavior? Click to Schedule

Client Stories

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Cooper discovers being alone isn’t so bad

I’m very pleased with how Cooper is doing. He hasn’t shown any signs of destruction...I can’t thank you enough for helping Cooper and I. It has brought even greater peace into our lives. Read More...

Jennifer T. – Portland, Oregon

Synergy Behavior Solutions
2015-04-28T04:24:36+00:00

Jennifer T. – Portland, Oregon

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I’m very pleased with how Cooper is doing. He hasn’t shown any signs of destruction...I can’t thank you enough for helping Cooper and I. It has brought even greater peace into our lives. Read More...
Talking Synergy Dog Head

Dispelling negative stereotypes

"When I found my dog Mollie as a stray...it was obvious she’d had a hard life. She was emaciated and was pretty dog aggressive. We signed up for a class and I was truly amazed at the progress she made! In the months since, I can see how Mollie’s training continues to work for us...Her training with Synergy is really helping her overcome the difficulties of her previous life." Read More...

Andrea Jones

Synergy Behavior Solutions
2015-05-26T04:12:26+00:00

Andrea Jones

Talking Synergy Dog Head
"When I found my dog Mollie as a stray...it was obvious she’d had a hard life. She was emaciated and was pretty dog aggressive. We signed up for a class and I was truly amazed at the progress she made! In the months since, I can see how Mollie’s training continues to work for us...Her training with Synergy is really helping her overcome the difficulties of her previous life." Read More...
Talking Synergy Dog Head

Anxiety solutions for dogs, compassion for humans

I have a four year old dog named McLeod with a lot of energy and anxiety...Dr. Valli made sure we understood this was not a quick fix, but that it will take time, patience, and consistency on our part. I am happy to report we have noticed observable changes (and) we are enjoying our dog more and learning a lot...I would recommend Synergy Behavior Solutions to anyone that has dogs with behavioral issues.

Phillip Brewer

Synergy Behavior Solutions
2015-08-03T21:15:29+00:00

Phillip Brewer

Talking Synergy Dog Head
I have a four year old dog named McLeod with a lot of energy and anxiety...Dr. Valli made sure we understood this was not a quick fix, but that it will take time, patience, and consistency on our part. I am happy to report we have noticed observable changes (and) we are enjoying our dog more and learning a lot...I would recommend Synergy Behavior Solutions to anyone that has dogs with behavioral issues.
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Helping Isabelle (and her mom) find peace

"My Golden Retriever Isabelle, had been showing signs of reactivity at one year old and at the age of two it was worse. I live right by Forest Park, but I couldn’t take her up there, because if dogs came up to her off lead she would lunge and growl. My world became smaller and smaller. Since then we have done more than I could have imagined. I have way more fun and confidence knowing I’m prepared to lead my dog through a more enjoyable life. Its one of those lifetime opportunities that’s life changing." Read More...

Jodi Burton

Synergy Behavior Solutions
2015-05-26T04:43:05+00:00

Jodi Burton

Isabelle-In-Office
"My Golden Retriever Isabelle, had been showing signs of reactivity at one year old and at the age of two it was worse. I live right by Forest Park, but I couldn’t take her up there, because if dogs came up to her off lead she would lunge and growl. My world became smaller and smaller. Since then we have done more than I could have imagined. I have way more fun and confidence knowing I’m prepared to lead my dog through a more enjoyable life. Its one of those lifetime opportunities that’s life changing." Read More...
Java-and-Tassie

Java tolerates cats and vets

"Java is doing GREAT...she and the cats get along well and she loves to hang out on the back deck and does very little barking. She is increasingly better on the leash and is completely at ease with new people. I am so proud of her and she is a great addition to the household. We sure love her...and I have figured out how to work with her.” Read More...
Synergy Behavior Solutions
2015-05-24T03:09:45+00:00
Java-and-Tassie
"Java is doing GREAT...she and the cats get along well and she loves to hang out on the back deck and does very little barking. She is increasingly better on the leash and is completely at ease with new people. I am so proud of her and she is a great addition to the household. We sure love her...and I have figured out how to work with her.” Read More...
Chopper

Chopper is learning calm and control

"We brought our excitable 156 lb mastiff in for aggression towards people and other animals...and I have to say, I was skeptical how much value we would get (I mean $300-400 is a lot of money) BUT it was well worth our time and money...I'm optimistic about his ability to reach the goals I have for his behavior now and I definitely plan on doing further training..." Read More...
Synergy Behavior Solutions
5.0
2015-05-06T06:27:01+00:00
Chopper
"We brought our excitable 156 lb mastiff in for aggression towards people and other animals...and I have to say, I was skeptical how much value we would get (I mean $300-400 is a lot of money) BUT it was well worth our time and money...I'm optimistic about his ability to reach the goals I have for his behavior now and I definitely plan on doing further training..." Read More...
Talking Synergy Dog Head

Resolving fear with kindness

"I originally contacted Synergy to help with my fear aggressive dog, Casey and his reaction toward strangers. After three private sessions, Casey’s aggressive reactions towards strangers have improved significantly. Positive reinforcement is both effective as well as fun for the dog, and I would recommend Synergy Behavior Solutions to anyone needing assistance with behavior problems." Read More...

Jennifer Ng

Synergy Behavior Solutions
5.0
2015-05-26T05:24:37+00:00

Jennifer Ng

Talking Synergy Dog Head
"I originally contacted Synergy to help with my fear aggressive dog, Casey and his reaction toward strangers. After three private sessions, Casey’s aggressive reactions towards strangers have improved significantly. Positive reinforcement is both effective as well as fun for the dog, and I would recommend Synergy Behavior Solutions to anyone needing assistance with behavior problems." Read More...
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Chad the bad, now the rad!

Chad the Rad says...
A huge thank you to all the folks at Synergy. I have always been scared of other dogs when I first meet them and even a little nervous and over excited when meeting new people. Since I got my owner to take me to the Synergy classes I am not so nervous anymore.
Synergy Behavior Solutions
2015-02-01T12:26:44+00:00
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Chad the Rad says...
A huge thank you to all the folks at Synergy. I have always been scared of other dogs when I first meet them and even a little nervous and over excited when meeting new people. Since I got my owner to take me to the Synergy classes I am not so nervous anymore.
Dexter

Dexter enjoys staying calm

"I adopted a cute little mutt, and very shortly thereafter, he began to develop horrible aggression problems toward strangers. It made our lives miserable!...Scott has shown unbelievable insight into the mixed up little brain of my lovable dog. Dexter has come leaps and bounds and it is all thanks to Scott’s wise, persistent, gentle training of both my dog and me! Now, we ride the elevator proudly and my neighbors actually refer to him as “the best behaved dog in our building!” Read More...
Synergy Behavior Solutions
2015-05-26T03:41:05+00:00
Dexter
"I adopted a cute little mutt, and very shortly thereafter, he began to develop horrible aggression problems toward strangers. It made our lives miserable!...Scott has shown unbelievable insight into the mixed up little brain of my lovable dog. Dexter has come leaps and bounds and it is all thanks to Scott’s wise, persistent, gentle training of both my dog and me! Now, we ride the elevator proudly and my neighbors actually refer to him as “the best behaved dog in our building!” Read More...
Talking Synergy Dog Head

Hazel grows to like kids

"We needed help sorting out some new aggressive behaviors that our dog, Hazel, was exhibiting after our son was born. In four visits Scott helped us understand Hazel’s perspective, showed us how to work with her to reduce the episodes, and gave us tools to use to keep up our progress with her. Best of all, Hazel loved every minute of the training. We haven’t had a recurrence of the problems since our last meeting. I frequently refer my clients to him and know they will be in good hands." Read More...

Jordan Nuccio, DVM
Two Rivers Veterinary Clinic Portland, Oregon

Synergy Behavior Solutions
2015-05-26T05:08:37+00:00

Jordan Nuccio, DVM
Two Rivers Veterinary Clinic Portland, Oregon

Talking Synergy Dog Head
"We needed help sorting out some new aggressive behaviors that our dog, Hazel, was exhibiting after our son was born. In four visits Scott helped us understand Hazel’s perspective, showed us how to work with her to reduce the episodes, and gave us tools to use to keep up our progress with her. Best of all, Hazel loved every minute of the training. We haven’t had a recurrence of the problems since our last meeting. I frequently refer my clients to him and know they will be in good hands." Read More...
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