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 Animal Hospital of Ashwaubenon, 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 our four-legged friends is identifying the precise problem we’re dealing with. First, we must examine your pet 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 companion 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 pet 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 behavior 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 furry companion. The team at Animal Hospital of Ashwaubenon can help you enjoy the loving, peaceful relationship you both deserve. Give us a call today to get started!

 

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    • Dawn Darrow-JelinskiDawn Darrow-Jelinski

      Everyone there is so kind and caring! Dr. LaFond is the best!! She knows how to handle my big dogs and I can talk to her about everything....she has always been there for us. I love her honesty when difficult decisions need to be made and appreciate her support ❤️.

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    • Forrest N Reeses HoganForrest N Reeses Hogan

      Top notch doctors and staff that care about my fur babies as much as I do. I've taken my pets to this clinic for over 30 years and wouldn't dream of taking them any where else. Whether it's a regular checkup, your puppy eating hostas or running into a trailer hitch, they are there to help you take care of your four-legged friends. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Joy & Tim Hogan, Reeses and Tripp.

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    • Melissa DombrowskiMelissa Dombrowski

      They saved my doggy's life & were so kind & caring!!

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    • Gabrielle BeaudryGabrielle Beaudry

      Went to the Animal Hospital of Ashwaubenon for the first time today for my dog's check up and for a few shots. Somewhat new to the area and couldn't be happier with the service and care they gave from the second I walked through the door to the second I walked out the door. Everyone in the office was extremely friendly and made a point to say hi to my dog and to ask me how our visit was going. Dr. Gass was excellent, very friendly and took time to explain to me the shots my dog would be getting since they were not typical ones we had the last place we lived. First visit but 100% recommend.

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    • Sarah 'Adelbush' GiciusSarah 'Adelbush' Gicius

      We recently welcomed a new puppy into our family. Without hesitation we contacted Dr Gass to see our pet due to the compassionate, thorough care he gave our last dog. Dr Gass and his team have earned our complete trust — thank you for always going above and beyond! We highly recommend this clinic!

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    • Heather FonderHeather Fonder

      There compassionate nature and thoughtful reaction made my first experience wonderful. They put an effort to care for not only your pet but you also! Thank you ladies for being so sweet, and all your help!

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    • Amy WiedAmy Wied

      The staff at Animal Hospital of Ashwaubenon are awesome! They cry with you when you have to say good bye to a faithful friend and celebrate with you when you add a new kitten to the family. I have had excellent care for my cats over the last 30 years.

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