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BEHAVIORAL COUNSELING

Is unwanted behavior making it difficult to get close to your pet?

Whether it’s a simple house training issue or something more concerning, like aggression, unwanted pet behavior can be a great source of frustration. The experienced team at Cross Creek Animal Hospital can help restore peace and balance back into your home.

Understanding the Problem

The key to conquering animal behavior issues is identifying the problem. First, we must rule out any potential medical causes. Many ailments have symptoms that can easily be mistaken for bad behavior. For instance, a cat that eliminates outside the litter box may not be acting out, but actually be experiencing a health concern.

Once we’ve determined it’s not medical-related, the next step is pinpointing the exact behavior we’re dealing with. This is imperative because in many cases, a bigger problem may manifest itself in smaller ways. For example, destructive behavior when left alone may actually be a sign of separation anxiety. We’ll work with you to determine precisely what the situation is so we can address it most effectively.

Some of the behavior concerns 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 proper diagnosis in hand, the last step is developing a strategy for overcoming the behavior problem once and for all. There are a number of different methods for addressing 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 animal friend. Give us a call and let us help you enjoy the loving, peaceful relationship you both deserve.


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Monday – Friday: 7am – 7pm
Saturday: 7am – 3pm
Sunday: Closed

Denise K.Denise K.

We've been taking our 3 doggos( 2 German Shepherds and Golden Retriever) to Cross Creek for 5 yrs. Dr. Poole and Dr. Short are amazing with them and... Read More