Is unwanted behavior driving a wedge between you and your pet?
Whether it’s a basic house training issue or something more concerning, like aggression, unwanted pet behavior can be stressful for everyone. The experienced team at Dogwood Animal Hospital can help restore peace and balance back into your home.
Understanding the Problem
The key to conquering animal behavior issues lies first in identifying the problem. To begin, we must rule out any potential medical causes. This is because many ailments have symptoms that can be mistaken for bad behavior. For instance, a cat that eliminates outside the litter box may not be acting out, but may actually be experiencing a health issue.
Once we’ve achieved a clean bill of health, the next step is pinpointing the exact behavior we’re dealing with. This is critical because in many cases, a bigger problem may manifest itself in other, less obvious ways. For example, destructive behavior when left alone may actually be a symptom of separation anxiety. We’ll work with you to determine precisely what the situation is so we can deal with it most effectively.
Some of the behavior problems we routinely provide assistance with include:
- House training
- Excessive barking
- Destructive behavior
A Plan That Gets Results
With a proper diagnosis in hand, the final step is developing a strategy for overcoming the behavior problem once and for all. There are a variety of ways to address 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 stand in the way of bonding with your furry friend. Contact Dogwood Animal Hospital and let us help you enjoy the loving, peaceful relationship you both deserve.