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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    • Joelle VettingJoelle Vetting

      Extremely personable staff! The techs truly love animals and the front desk workers always ask me how the visit was when I leave! The doctors are top notch as well; very caring and listen to what you are saying. I know my Piper’s health is their #1 priority!

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    • Kim LamirandKim Lamirand

      My kitty had a growth and he will be 15 years old in a few months and they took precaution because of his age and he did really well. thank you so much for the care and concern of our furry baby.

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    • Rae HerdtRae Herdt

      They have the most caring staff! They make you and your pet feel so comfortable. To top it off they are very thorough explaining things and give you different options on the treatment and care for your pet.

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    • Erin O.Erin O.

      Our dog became very sick and because of the diligence of Dr. LaFond we were able to determine that our dog's kidney needed to be removed. We would not have... Read More

    • Ericka MeunierEricka Meunier

      We love the staff! They are the best at personal service. They answer every question with compassion & honesty. Always a smile or 3 when u walk in the door. They were very helpful & loving when our dog Wolfy passed away. They help in any way possible. They are always happy to see our new puppy Nala when we come in as well. :-)
      Bring all of your animal family members here. <3 They are the best!

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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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    • Dave WilliquetteDave Williquette

      The best place for superior service and care!! The entire staff is excellent! Highly recommend!

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