Behavioral Counseling

Too many dogs and cats end up in animal shelters because their owners could no longer deal with the pet’s behavior. But with tools gained from veterinary behavioral counseling, you can enjoy your pet again once the problem behavior resolves.

Typical behavior issues of dogs and cats

The types of things we see in dogs include:

  • Aggression directed at family, people, and other pets
  • Compulsive barking and other repetitive behaviors
  • Jumping up on people after being told not to
  • Soiling in the house
  • Separation anxiety
  • Phobias such as thunderstorms and fireworks

The top complaints of cat owners include:

  • Urinating and defecating outside the litterbox
  • Aggression towards people and other animals
  • Excessive grooming and other compulsive behaviors
  • Scratching furniture
  • Overly active at night

Getting started with behavioral counseling

Our veterinarian will review your pet’s health and behavior history, and assuming there is no medical reason for the behavior; we’ll observe your pet in your home. We teach you behavior modification techniques that help your pet learn acceptable behavior. Before surrendering your pet, please call our Danville office to schedule a behavioral counseling consultation.