Behavioral Counseling

Is unwanted behavior driving a wedge between you and your animal companion?

Pets act out in a number of ways, and many of their behaviors can be quite unpleasant. Whether it’s a simple house training issue or something more serious, like aggression, bad behavior can be stressful for everyone. In fact, it’s the number one reason why people relinquish their pets to shelters. At Paw Prints Animal Hospital, we want to step in before it gets to that point. Our team is experienced in companion animal behavior and can provide the guidance you need to restore peace and balance back into your home.

 

Understanding the Problem

The key to overcoming behavior issues in animals is identifying the precise problem. First, we must examine your best friend to rule out any potential medical causes. Many ailments have symptoms that can be easily mistaken for bad behavior. For instance, a cat that urinates outside the litter box may not be acting out, but actually be experiencing a health issue. We must eliminate this possibility before moving forward.

Once your pet has been given a clean bill of health, the next step is pinpointing the true behavior we’re dealing with. This is critical because in many cases, a bigger problem may manifest itself in several smaller ways. For example, destructive behavior when left alone may actually be a symptom of separation anxiety. We will work with you and your companion to determine precisely what the situation is so we can address it most effectively.

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

  • House training
  • Excessive barking
  • Jumping
  • Digging
  • Biting
  • Destructive behavior
  • Aggression
  • Fear/anxiety

 

A Plan That Gets Results

With a correct diagnosis in hand, the next step is developing a strategy for overcoming the problem once and for all. There are a number of different ways we can approach a behavior issue. Whether it’s positive reinforcement, rewards, training or something else, we’ll work with you to create a customized plan that gets results.

Don’t let unwanted behavior stand in the way of bonding with your animal family member. The experienced team at Paw Prints Animal Hospital can help you enjoy the loving, peaceful relationship you both deserve. Give us a call today to get started!

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    • Melissa DeAnn ChastainMelissa DeAnn Chastain

      Paw Prints Animal Hospital is the best! Dr Cousins is amazing. And the staff is very caring. Can't say enough good things about them.

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    • Rhonda GarciaRhonda Garcia

      They are the best. They took good care of my pom after being hit by a car. The staff and dr were so good at calming me down and letting me know that my baby was going to be ok.

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    • Stephanie WaltersStephanie Walters

      My dog Pipn got very sick very fast yesterday. Thanks so much for helping him feel better and for taking us so quickly without an appointment! It's great to know he's in such caring hands!

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    • Tiffany Moore GarstTiffany Moore Garst

      The staff is always amazing. Everyone makes me feel I know my fur babies are in great hands.

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    • Mia JohnsonMia Johnson

      We had to make a hard decision to put our husky named Blue down....she was having more bad days than good. We decided to take her to Paw Prints, because family of ours referred us to go to them. It was a rough moment for my husband and me. Everyone seemed very kind and were very gentle with Blue....which I was so happy, because she was yelping in pain when her last vet would try to make her stand up and was yelping in pain when they took her in the back where I couldn't see her. Paw prints let us stay by her side the whole time though. They even sent us a sweet card... which really made me want to write a review even more. We want them to know we appreciate the card and them. It's been a hard week without our sweet Blue, but that card made our day today. Thank you Paw Prints....I will always recommend anyone to go here!

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    • Jacklyn BrownJacklyn Brown

      I have been bringing my animals here for YEARS! I absolutely love them! The staff has always been very nice and compassionate! I absolutely LOVE the way everyone treats my sweet Kimber Elena!!! ���

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    • LeeAnn StricklandLeeAnn Strickland

      I love the doctors here, especially Dr. Cousins. They have taken wonderful care of all 4 of our dogs and we're so precious when we had to put our oldest down.

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