Behavioral Counseling

If someone asked you what it was about your pet that you love the most, you could probably give them a list. In fact, there are probably dozens of little things that your pet does every day to warm your heart, make you smile and entertain you to no end. What happens when, among all those delightful little traits and characteristics, there’s that one bad behavior that drives you crazy?

Bad pet behavior can disrupt the peace and balance in your home and drive a wedge between you and your animal companion, making it difficult to form that important bond and truly embrace them as a part of the family.

Whatever pet behavioral problems you’re dealing with, at Teller Park Veterinary Service, we want you to know you’re not alone. More importantly, we can help! We’ll work with you and your pet to get to the root cause of the bad behavior and then develop a plan to overcome the problem once and for all.

The key to overcoming negative behavior in animals is identifying the real reasons behind the behavior. Pets act out for a number of reasons, and in many cases, the behavior you’re dealing with is really a smaller symptom of a bigger problem. For instance, a pet that becomes destructive when left alone may actually be suffering from separation anxiety. Additionally, some medical conditions have symptoms that mimic negative behaviors, such as house training problems. In order to help overcome the problem, we must first get to bottom of its exact cause.

Once we’ve determined why your pet is acting out, and we’ve ruled out any potential medical causes, we can then work with you to address the problem behavior in a positive, effective manner that will get you real, permanent results. Our team is experienced in all aspects of animal behavior and we can help arm you with everything you need to overcome your pet’s bad habits once and for all.

Some of the unwanted pet behaviors we can assist with include:

  • Excessive barking
  • House training problems
  • Biting
  • Digging
  • Aggression
  • Destructive behavior
  • Anxiety
  • Much more…

You love your pet and want to be able to welcome them as an integral member of the family. Together we’ll help bring out the balanced, well-behaved animal we know your pet is capable of becoming.