Perhaps you are new to pet ownership, considering getting a pet, or just wish to better manage your pet’s behavior problems. Understanding the most common dog behavior problems is the first step to solving and preventing them. A solid foundation of understanding the behavior and utilizing effective and positive training can help you prevent or better control common dog behavior problems.
Pet emotional problems, such as intense or prolonged anxiety or boredom, can be a source of significant behavior problems in animals. Also, some pet behaviors that are perfectly normal for that animal’s species can be disturbing to humans, like house soiling, cats scratching furniture or dogs barking excessively. Animals can become aggressive and threaten other animals or humans’ safety. Behavior problems can seriously jeopardize the joy of the human-animal relationship or even bring it to a tragic end.
Problematic behaviors can also be triggered by a change in the pet’s environment like moving to a new dwelling or the addition of a new [human or furry] family member. They can arise following a traumatic event like the pet getting lost, attacked or neglected. Or they may simply be a manifestation of the animal’s natural maturation and aging processes.
We are here to help!
We have the experience and expertise to help you treat new and old behavioral problems. The first step in controlling or changing these behaviors is to discuss them with us to rule out any medical issues your pet may have. We strive to help you learn the reasons for your pet’s behavior and then find realistic options for treatment by behavior modification and/or medication. An important part of our behavior services is to provide diagnostic and behavior modification services for our patients and their families. By making an accurate diagnosis and suggesting appropriate interventions, we strive to improve both your pet’s quality of life and yours. Please call us if you would like to schedule a behavior appointment for your pet.