Cat & Dog Behavior Training
At GreenTree Animal Hospital in Libertyville, cat & dog behavior training is an important part of complete, ongoing veterinary care. We are pleased to be able to provide this service to our clients and patients, in addition to offering veterinary care services.
Why Pet Behavior Training May Be Necessary
As a pet owner, you recognize the fact that your pet’s behavior affects every interaction you have with him or her, from meal time to exercise time, and from relax time spent together to separate time when you leave your pet home on their own. Good behavior from your pet helps to boost your bond with them, but bad behavior threatens your relationship and can lead to a number of negative outcomes. Some negative behaviors you may recognize in your pet may include:
- Accidents in the house
- Destructive tendencies
- Excessive barking
- Intentional marking behaviors
- Separation anxiety
- …and more
How We Provide Pet Behavior Training to Our Patients
At our animal hospital in Libertyville, pet behavior training provided to our patients consists of the following steps:
- A consultation with the pet owner to discuss the behavioral issues you have observed
- Observations of the pet’s behavior, when possible
- A physical assessment of the patient to determine if the cause of the misbehavior could be related to a physical ailment
- Diagnosis of physical condition or behavioral issue
- If the behavioral issue is determined to not be a part of a physical condition, the next course of action is planned between you and our qualified and experienced veterinary team
- Execution of pet behavior training protocol
Our goals are to help pets and their owners live together comfortably and safely, and to help restore the bond between pets and their families.
Resources for Dealing with Pet Behavior Concerns
Dealing with behavior problems can be frustrating for pet owners and we are here to help provide you with the resources you need. Behavioral issues can be the result of a pet’s traumatic or emotionally-damaging past, or it can be the result of misunderstandings from initial training. Regardless of the cause, our veterinary team can help to ensure that your pet receives the training they need. Scheduling a consultation with our team is the first step toward resolution! Contact us to get started.
In advance of your visit, please complete the appropriate form so that our team can assess your concerns and develop a diagnostic plan.