We’d all love to own the perfect pet. You know the kind. Always well-behaved, balanced and well-mannered. Unfortunately, animals don’t always act exactly as we’d like, and the result can make it difficult to form that all important animal-human bond that all pet parents should share with their companions. If you’re struggling with unwanted pet behavior – whether it’s a house training problem, aggression, separation anxiety, or something else – we want you to know you’re not alone! The team at East Side Animal Hospital is trained and experienced in animal behavior, and we’re here to help.
The key to overcoming bad behavior lies in uncovering the root cause of the problem. In many cases, the behavior you’re dealing with is actually a symptom of a bigger problem. For instance, a pet that barks incessantly or destroys property whenever their owner is away may actually be suffering from separation anxiety. What’s more, many illnesses and other medical conditions can have symptoms that mimic bad behavior. We’ll work with you and your pet to rule out any possible medical causes, and determine precisely what the problem is.
Once we’ve identified the cause of your pet’s bad behavior, we can then develop a plan that will help you address that behavior in a way that will get you real, permanent results. We may recommend such things as positive reinforcement and other proven behavior modification techniques. Our goal is to use our training and clinical expertise to help arm you with all of the education, tools and support you need to help your pet overcome that bad habit once and for all.
Let’s work together to help your animal companion develop into the well-behaved member of the family you know they are capable of becoming!