Behavioural Counselling

Evaluating your pet’s emotional state and using different methods to eliminate bad behaviours.

Does your dog hear “bad dog” more than their own name? Do you always come home finding new things that your cat or dog has ripped to shreds? If the answer is yes, then your feline or canine companion may benefit from behavioural counselling. Not only does counselling improve your cat or dog’s behaviour, but it can also strengthen the bond that you have with them. At Orillia Pet Hospital, we can treat those bad behaviours that you see in your cat or dog.

When should I consider behavioural counselling for my cat/dog?

When your cat or dog has naughty behaviours, this can interrupt your daily schedule. If you are finding it difficult to maintain your routine because of your pet’s behaviour, then you should consider behavioural counselling. Another reason to get behavioural counselling for your cat or dog is if their actions can be harmful to themselves, people or other animals.

What are common behaviours that behavioural counselling can help?

Behavioural counselling focuses on the patient’s response to certain stimuli such as people, sounds, places or objects. There are a number of pet behaviours that are exhibited as a response to elements in their surroundings. Some of the most common behaviours that we encounter are:

  • Biting and aggression (growling, etc.)
  • Separation anxiety (often exhibited by tearing up objects in the home)
  • Obsessive compulsive behaviours
  • Urinating and defecating in the home
  • Phobias (such as those associated with vacuum cleaners, blenders, and other household items)

Please give us a call at 705-325-4224 if you’d like to schedule a behavioural counselling appointment here at Orillia Pet Hospital.

Return to Dog & Cat Services