Behavioral Counseling

Pets aren’t born with good manners. In fact, most companion animals exhibit at least one unwanted behavior that their caregivers must overcome if they are to be accepted as part of the family. If you’re struggling with a behavior that is driving you crazy, you’re certainly not alone. More importantly, we can help!

Chico Creek Animal Hospital offers comprehensive behavioral counseling services that are designed to get to the bottom of why your pet is acting out so that we can develop the most effective plan to overcome the unwanted behavior once and for all.

First, we’ll examine your pet and run any necessary tests to rule out any underlying medical causes for your pet’s behavior. Once we have a clean bill of health, we’ll get to work uncovering exactly what behavior we’re dealing with. In many cases, the behavior you’re experiencing is actually just a symptom of a larger, underlying issue. For instance, a pet that eliminates in the house every time he or she is left alone may actually be suffering from separation anxiety. Only when we understand the real problem can we address it most effectively.

Some of the unwanted behaviors we can provide assistance with include:

  • House training problems
  • Excessive barking
  • Aggression
  • Chewing
  • Marking
  • Biting
  • Destructive behavior
  • Jumping
  • Fear/anxiety

Once we’ve identified the root cause of the problem, we will work with you, arming you with all of the education, tools and support you need to help bring out the well-behaved, balanced member of the family we know your pet is capable of becoming. Don’t wait another moment. Schedule your pet’s first behavioral counseling session today!