Behavioral Counseling

Is unwanted behavior causing frustration in your home?

Whether it’s a basic house training issue or something more serious, like aggression, unwanted pet behavior can be stressful for everyone. The experienced team at Hoschton Animal Hospital can help restore peace and balance back into your home.

Understanding the Problem

The key to overcoming behavior issues in animals is identifying the problem. First, we must rule out any medical causes. Many ailments have symptoms that can be mistaken for bad behavior. For instance, a cat that urinates outside the litter box may not be acting out, but potentially be experiencing a health issue.

Once we’ve got a clean bill of health, the second step is pinpointing the behavior we’re dealing with. This is critical because in many cases, a larger problem may manifest itself in smaller ways. For example, destructive behavior when left alone may actually be a symptom of separation anxiety. We’ll work with you to identify the precise situation we’re dealing with so we can address it most effectively.

Some of the behavior problems we can provide assistance with include:

  • House training
  • Excessive barking
  • Jumping
  • Digging
  • Biting
  • Destructive behavior
  • Aggression
  • Fear/anxiety

A Plan That Gets Results

With a correct diagnosis in hand, the next step is developing a strategy for overcoming the behavior problem once and for all. There are a number of different ways we can approach a behavior issue. Whether it’s positive reinforcement, rewards, training or something else, we’ll work with you to customize a plan that gets results.

Don’t let unwanted behavior prevent you from bonding with your pet. Give us a call and let us help you enjoy the loving, peaceful relationship you both deserve.