Does your dog hear “bad dog” more than their own name? Do you always come home finding new things that your pet has ripped to shreds? Since your pet is your best friend and loyal companion, we know that these behaviours can make a negative impact on your relationship and weaken the human-animal bond. Our doctors can help treat these and other negative pet behaviours with our Orillia pet behaviour counseling services. Simply call and schedule an appointment so that we can examine your pet and speak with you about their negative behaviours. During this initial consultation, we can make recommendations on the best treatment options so your pet can be a more enjoyable member of your family.
Unlike pet training, counseling/consulting involves evaluating a pet’s emotional state rather than focusing just on “good manners.” It can be done at any age, but is most commonly done with adult pets. Training is typically a proactive approach to a pet’s actions while behaviour consulting is typically reactive and based on a pet’s response to certain stimuli, whether it’s a person place, object, or sound.
Common Pet Behaviour Problems
There are a number of pet behaviours that are exhibited as a response to elements in a pet’s surrounding. Some of the most common behaviours that we encounter are:
- Biting and aggression (growling, etc.)
- Separation anxiety (often exhibited by tearing up objects in the home)
- Obsessive compulsive behaviours
- Urinating and defecating in the home
- Phobias (such as those associated with vacuum cleaners, blenders, and other household items)
Please give us a call at (705) 325-4224 if you’d like to schedule a pet behaviour counseling appointment here at Orillia Pet Hospital or if you have any questions about how we can help. Our goal is to eliminate your pet’s negative behaviours so they can be a pleasant part of your family and so that you can have a strong, positive relationship with them.