Behavioral Counseling

If we were to ask you what it was that you love about your pet, you could probably list a hundred little things that warm your heart and make you smile. What about that one bad habit, though? The truth is, bad pet behavior can overshadow all of the awesome benefits of sharing your life with an animal and can even stand in the way of developing that all important human-animal bond.

If you’re struggling with bad pet behavior, you’re not alone. More importantly, we can help! The team at Barre Animal Hospital is experienced in all aspects of companion animal behavior. We can help get to the bottom of why your pet is acting out and then arm you with all of the education, tools and support you need to overcome that unwanted behavior once and for all.

The key to eliminating bad behavior is identifying the root cause of that behavior. In many cases, the problem you think you’re dealing with may actually be merely a symptom of a bigger issue. For instance, a pet that cries out incessantly or becomes destructive when left alone may actually be suffering from separation anxiety. We will work with you and your pet to pinpoint exactly what we’re dealing with so that we can address the problem in the most appropriate, effective manner possible.

Some of the unwanted behaviors we can provide assistance with include:

  • Aggression
  • House Training Problems
  • Biting
  • Excessive Barking
  • Digging
  • Spraying
  • Chewing
  • Destructive Behavior
  • Anxiety/Fear

It’s also important that we rule out any potential medical causes for your pet’s behavior. Many illnesses and ailments that can affect our animal companions produce symptoms that can be easily mistaken for bad behavior. For example, a pet that is urinating in the house or outside the litter box may not be acting out, but rather showing the signs of an underlying infection or other medical problem. We’ll evaluate your pet to be sure that any health concerns are addressed appropriately.

Whether it’s a house training issue, aggression, destructive behavior or something else, don’t suffer through another moment of unwanted pet behavior! Trust the team at Barre Animal Hospital to help shape your pet into a balanced, well-behaved member of the family.