Behavioral Counseling

Over the years, we’ve heard it time and time again. Loving pet owners that adore their pets, but are struggling with that one negative behavior or bad habit.

When pets exhibit unwanted behaviors, it can drive a wedge between them and their loving owners and can make it difficult to form that all important human-animal bond that we all strive to establish with our animal companions. The only way to truly overcome negative behaviors is to identify the root cause of the problem, and then address that problem head on.

Dakota Hills Veterinary Clinic offers professional pet behavioral counseling services through which our trained team will work to get to the bottom of what’s causing your pet to act out. We can then provide you with all of the education, tools and support you need to help banish bad behavior once and for all. Our goal is to help pets and their owners live together comfortably and safely, and to help restore the bond between animals and their human families.

The key to overcoming unwanted behavior is identifying what is causing it in the first place. In many cases, the bad behavior is merely a symptom of a larger problem. For instance, a pet that eliminates on the floor or destroys property when his or her owner is away from home may actually be suffering from separation anxiety. What’s more, some medical conditions can manifest themselves through negative behavior. Our team is experienced in identifying and diagnosing the underlying problems behind bad pet behaviors so they can be addressed swiftly and with positive, permanent results.

Dealing with pet behavior problems can be frustrating. Scheduling an evaluation with a professional skilled in diagnosing and managing behavioral issues in pets is the first step toward resolving the problem once and for all. Before you and your pet suffer through one more day of inappropriate or unwanted behavior, call us. Let us work with you and your animal companion to help bring out the well-behaved member of the family we know they’re capable of becoming.