One of the most important things we can do as a partner in your pet’s health is to support the bond you have with your pet. Key to that is helping you with training and behavior problems.

When there’s a behavior change, it’s always important to first determine if there’s a medical issue causing the problem. Once that is ruled out, our veterinarians and staff can assist you with a plan to address the issue so both you and your pet have a better quality of life and maintain your good relationship. Our veterinarians are members of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, and are trained to diagnose and treat the most common canine and feline behavior problems including:

  • House Soiling
  • Puppy/Kitten Issues
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Noise Phobias
  • Anxiety
  • Aggression
  • Cognitive Dysfunction

Treatment plans are individualized to your pet’s specific issues and will likely include environmental management and behavior modifications. In some cases, medication may be the best solution. Keep in mind that behavior problems can be complex and may take time and patience to resolve.

FAQs About Puppies and Dogs!

The most frequent inquiries we get concern the training of puppies and behavior problems in dogs. Below are some of the most common issues. Just click on the question and it will take you to further reading and advice about the issue from a reputable source.

1. How do I house-train my new puppy?

2. I’ve heard using a crate is best for house training and keeping my puppy out of trouble. How do I do this?

3. My puppy is biting me! Is he going to be aggressive or is this normal?

4. I don’t want my puppy to be a “fraidy cat”. How should I go about socializing them?

5. How do I stop my dog from jumping on me?

6. I think my dog may have separation anxiety. How can I tell? What should I do?

7. My dog barks all day! What is he barking at? How do I get him to stop?

8. I am thinking about getting another dog. Is adopting a shelter dog a good idea? What should I get?

9. I just found out that I’m pregnant. What should I do to get my dog ready for the baby?