Behavioral Counseling

There’s no question that our pets bring us immeasurable joy and endless entertainment. There are probably a million little things that you could list that you love about your pet. Yet, they are still animals, and can also exhibit certain behaviors that are less than desirable. Dealing with bad pet behavior can make it difficult to form that all important human-animal bond with your pet, and to truly embrace them as a part of the family. The good news is you’re not alone. The team at Bridge Street Veterinary Hospital can help!

We are experienced in all aspects of animal behavior and can help identify the reasons why your pet is acting out. In many cases, what we see as bad behavior is really a sign of a bigger underlying problem. For instance, a pet that becomes destructive whenever they are left alone may actually be suffering from separation anxiety. What’s more, some medical conditions have symptoms that may mimic bad behavior, such as housebreaking accidents. In order to effectively address the problem, we must first identify its root cause.

Once we’ve determined why your pet is behaving in a way that is disruptive to your home, and we have ruled out any medical causes, we can then provide you with the education, tools and support you need to help overcome that bad behavior once and for all. Through proven behavioral modification techniques, such as positive reinforcement and reward training, your pet will become a more balanced, well-behaved member of the family in no time.

Some of the behavioral problems we can assist with include:

  • House Training Problems
  • Biting
  • Aggression
  • Excessive Barking
  • Destructive Behavior
  • Digging
  • Cat Scratching
  • Fear/Anxiety

If you’re struggling with negative pet behavior, don’t wait another moment. Call us today. We can help!