Pet Counseling

Behavior Counseling

One of the biggest complaints that we hear from pet owners is that of unwanted behaviors. Regardless of whether you're dealing with a minor nuisance or a more serious problem, behavioral issues can drive a wedge between you and your pet, and make it difficult to embrace them as part of the family. If you're experiencing certain bad habits with your pet, you're not alone. More importantly, we can help!

The team at VCA PineRidge is experienced in diagnosing the root cause of unwanted behaviors and developing real solutions that get results.

The key to overcoming behavior problems is getting to the root of the issue. Our behavioral counseling services begin with a thorough physical exam and diagnostic testing to rule out any medical causes.

If your pet has a clean bill of health, we'll then get to work determining exactly why your pet is acting out. In many cases, the behavior you're experiencing is merely a symptom of a bigger problem. For instance, a pet that barks incessantly or becomes destructive when left alone may actually be suffering from separation anxiety. Only when we identify the real problem can we effectively address that problem to achieve optimum results.

Some of the behavior issues we can provide assistance with include:

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

Once we understand exactly what behavior we're dealing with, we'll work with you to arm you with all of the education, tools and support you need to effectively overcome your pet's behavior problem once and for all. Through a combination of patience, commitment and a number of proven behavior modification techniques, we will help you get the results you want. Let's work together to restore peace and balance back into your home.

Behavioral counseling appointments are available at various times during normal doctor's hours. Call today to learn more.