Behavioral Counseling

If we were to ask you today what it was that you loved the most about your pet, you would probably list dozens, if not hundreds, of little things they do to make you smile. Well….all except that one annoying behavior.

You know the one we are talking about. Frequent accidents in the house. Chewing everything in sight. Barking so much that the neighbors keep complaining.

One of the biggest frustrations of pet owners is dealing with these types of unwanted behaviors. In fact, behavioral problems are the most commonly cited reason why people relinquish their pets to shelters.

At Smyrna Animal Hospital, we want to help you and your companion establish a strong human-animal bond, and help develop your pet into a balanced, well-behaved member of your family.

Through our behavioral counseling services or referrals, we will work with you to find the reasons for your pets’ problem. In many cases, the behavior you are seeing is just a symptom of a bigger underlying issue. For instance, a pet that becomes destructive every time he or she is left alone may actually be suffering from separation anxiety. We need to accurately identify the real problem if we are to address and overcome the symptoms effectively.

Some of the behavior issues we can provide assistance with include, but are not limited to:

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

Once we have isolated what factors we are dealing with, we can guide you, providing the education, tools and support you need to help resolve the behavioral problem.

If you are struggling with unwanted pet behavior, you are not alone. More importantly, we can help! Let’s work together to help restore peace and balance back into your life.