Behavior dictates daily activities such as meal time, exercise, play, and relaxation. When a pet has a behavior problem, the consequences are extensive. Behavior problems strain your bond with your pet by damaging the healthy relationship that exists between you.
Pets can have a wide variety of behavioral issues, such as house-training problems, severe anxiety, obsessive behavior, and aggression. We are experienced in addressing behavior problems with an approach that combines skills from veterinary clinical and behavioral medicine, as well pet training. Our goal is to help pets and their owners live together comfortably and safely, as well as to help restore the bond between pets and their families.
Dealing with behavior problems can be frustrating for pet owners--some pet owners may even blame themselves because their pet seems to have an emotional issue. Although behavior problems can result from emotional trauma or physical mistreatment, in many cases the problem can arise from simple misunderstandings or learned associations that were inadvertently established during training. In addition, several medical conditions can manifest in ways that mimic behavior problems. Scheduling an evaluation with a professional skilled in diagnosing and managing behavioral issues in pets is the first step on the road to resolving the problem.