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BEHAVIORAL COUNSELING

Is unwanted behavior driving a wedge between you and your furry friend?

Whether it’s something as simple as a house training issue or a more serious concern, like aggression, unwanted pet behavior can be stressful for everyone. The experienced team at Sweetbriar Veterinary Clinic can help restore peace and balance back into your home.

Understanding the Problem

The key to conquering animal behavior issues lies in accurately identifying the problem. First, we must rule out any potential causes that may be medical in nature. Many ailments have symptoms that can be mistaken for bad pet behavior. For instance, a feline that urinates outside the litter box may not be acting out, but actually be experiencing a health issue.

With a clean bill of health, the second step is pinpointing the exact behavior we’re dealing with. This is critical because in many cases, a bigger problem can manifest itself in smaller ways. For example, destructive behavior when left alone may actually be a symptom of separation anxiety. We’ll work with you to determine the precise situation so we can address it most effectively.

Some of the behavioral 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 behavior problem once and for all. There are a variety 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 customize a plan that gets results.

Don’t let unwanted behavior stand in the way of bonding with your four-legged friend. Give us a call and let us help you enjoy the loving, peaceful relationship you both deserve.


Our Services

Wellness & Vaccinations
Allergies & Dermatology
Nutrition & Weight Management
Diagnostics
Dentistry
Surgery
Chiropractic Care
Behavioral Counseling
Critical Care
Hospice Care


Working Hours

Monday – Friday: 
8:00am-12:00pm |  1:00pm-5:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am-12:00pm
Sunday: Closed