Naughty behaviour is common in pets, and curbing those behaviours can be challenging without professional help. We offer behavioural counselling at our hospital to help pet owners break bad habits before they bring harm to anyone. We encourage you to call us at 416-690-0625 to help you manage your pet’s behaviour.
How can behavioural counselling help my pet?
Behaviour training doesn’t only benefit pets, but it makes your life easier. When your pet has outbursts or doesn’t listen to you, our team can examine them and determine the cause. We ensure that medical issues aren’t a factor in your pet’s actions. During counselling, our team can demonstrate how to use positive reinforcement to get your pet to respond positively to commands. Our veterinarian will also teach you how to communicate effectively with your pet and can suggest ways to create healthier environments.
When should I consider behavioural counselling?
Behavioural counselling should be considered when your pet’s behaviour puts themselves and other people in danger or when their actions become so disruptive that it interrupts your routine. Here are some common behavioural issues in pets:
- Hiding or whining
- Peeing or soiling the house
- Pacing or separation anxiety
- Aggression toward people
- Excessively scratching or licking themselves
These issues may be due to pain, anxiety, changes in their environment, nutrition, or trauma from the previous owner. When your pet behaves poorly, contact our team immediately to minimize any frustration from you, your pet, and anyone else around them.