Behavior issues are something most pet owners face at one time or another and sadly, they can create such frustration it breaks the bond between pet and person. At Walnut Creek Veterinary Clinic, our veterinarians and technicians are experienced and educated about behavior problems and can provide help through training suggestions, environmental changes at home, and potentially prescribe medications to help your pet and facilitate other behavioral modification training.
Some typical behavior issues that we can help you with include:
- Separation anxiety
- Noise aversion
- Inappropriate elimination/litterbox issues
- Excessive barking
- Obsessive licking/lick granulomas
- Pica/Coprophagia (eating non-food substances or feces)
Initially, it’s always important to rule out a medical or physical cause for the behavior, especially if it is a sudden change. Pets can’t tell you when something is wrong, so the behavior could be the symptom of a serious health problem. If you notice your pet acting abnormally you should schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible.
To schedule an appointment or consultation with a veterinarian, call us at (402) 505-5445.
We can also recommend the following trainers and organizations to help you with more long-term and intensive training:
The Nebraska Humane Society provides clear leadership, exercise, training and play. Their classes include:
- Basic Training
- Beyond the Basic Training
- Specialty Training
- Training Classes
- Private and In-Home Training
Bonafide Dog Academy teaches methods that make sense from your dog’s point of view, granting a richer, less-frustrating experience. They offer puppy, teen, and adult courses.
Bark Busters’ training methods are designed to address your dog’s temperament and your goals for training. They can train any dog, at any age, with any problem.
Follow Me K9 teaches dogs a way to communicate with their owner so they feel relaxed and comfortable in their own skin. They have private training, board and train, and dog-walking services.