Behavioral Counseling & Training
At Hillview Veterinary Clinic/Bed & Biscuit in Reynoldsburg, OH, we offer a wide variety of veterinary services, including training and behavior therapy. Our services will help you improve the relationship you have with your pet to create a lifelong friendship.
What Is Behavioral Training?
As much as you love your pets, some can be difficult to train. Others develop unwanted behaviors. Our team of experts is qualified and experienced in training animals. We will look to determine why your pet is exhibiting certain behaviors, and guide you on how to change them.
The most common behavioral changes in animals include destructive digging, housetraining problems, non-stop barking, noise and separation anxiety, aggression towards people or other animals, and compulsive behaviors, such as self-mutilation and pacing all over the place. If you observe any of these problems in your pet, it is advisable to visit our facility. Our veterinarian diagnoses the causes of these problems and determines whether a pet needs treatment or behavioral counseling and training.
When you visit our vet hospital for training, we will provide you with the guidance and tools you need to train your pet. We provide behavioral counseling and comprehensive training so your pet can become a well-behaved animal.
Factors that Influence Behavioral Training
While some pet behaviors can be frustrating, there are often underlying reasons for your pet’s actions. Factors that affect animal training include the following.
Some behavioral tendencies are common to a certain breed and are therefore heredity. If a dog is genetically prone to timidity, training it on responding to fear and reducing it can be quite difficult without a professional.
The environment your pet lives in affects its behavior and manners. A dog brought up in a chaotic household may develop anxiety.
Behavior patterns that have taken longer to develop are more difficult to change, unlike those that are more temporary. This is why it’s important to begin training your pet before unwanted behaviors start.
Positive reinforcement is vital in training your pet. Our veterinarian will observe the reaction of the pet towards positive reinforcement, and if necessary, we will work to change it. This is one of the biggest factors in changing learned behaviors.
Schedule an Appointment for Behavioral Counseling
Different pet owners experience unique challenges and hindrances in training their pets. Whatever unwanted behavior your pet is exhibiting, we can help. At Hillview Veterinary Clinic/Bed & Biscuit in Reynoldsburg, OH, our experts will work with you and your pet to guide you on training. Our goal is to improve your relationship with your pet. We are happy to answer any questions you have. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call us today.