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Behavioral Counseling

Is bad behavior causing a rift between you and your pet?

Whether it’s a simple house training issue or something more serious, like aggression, unwanted pet behavior can be stressful for everyone. The experienced team at Arapahoe Animal Hospital can help restore peace and balance to your home.

Understanding the Problem

The key to overcoming behavior issues in companion animals is identifying the problem. First, we must rule out any potential medical causes. Many health conditions have symptoms that can be mistaken for bad behavior. For instance, a cat that urinates outside the litter box may not be acting out, but actually experiencing a medical issue.

Once we’ve established a clean bill of health, the next step is pinpointing the behavior we’re dealing with. This is important because in many cases, a bigger problem may manifest itself in smaller ways. For example, a dog that’s destructive when left alone may actually be suffering from 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 problems we can provide assistance with include, but are not limited to:

  • House training
  • Excessive barking
  • Jumping
  • Digging
  • Biting
  • Destructive behavior
  • Aggression
  • Fear/anxiety

A Plan That Gets Results

With a proper diagnosis in hand, the final step is developing a strategy for overcoming the behavior problem once and for all. There are a number of different ways to correct a behavior issue. Whether it’s positive reinforcement, rewards, training or something else, we’ll work with you to customize a plan that gets results.

Don’t allow unwanted behavior to prevent you from bonding with your pet. Give Arapahoe Animal Hospital a call and let us help you enjoy the loving, peaceful relationship you both deserve.

Arapahoe Animal Hospital

Main Hospital
5585 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO 80303

Phone: 303-442-7033
Text: 303-622-5718
Fax: 303-447-2052

Hours
Mon – Fri: 7am – 8pm
Sat & Sun: 7am – 6pm

Downtown Hospital
1730 15th Street
Boulder, CO 80302

Phone: 303-442-7036
Text: 303-622-5718
Fax: 303-447-2052

Hours
Wed, Thurs & Fri 7:30am-6pm
Sat, Sun, Mon & Tue: Closed