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Behavioral Counseling

Is unruly behavior making it difficult to bond with your pet?

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

Understanding the Problem

The secret to successfully overcoming bad animal behavior lies in identifying the problem. First, we must eliminate any potential medical causes. Many health conditions have symptoms that can mimic misbehavior. For instance, a cat that urinates outside the litter box may not be acting out, but actually be experiencing a health issue.

Once we’ve got a clean medical record, the next step is pinpointing the behavior we’re dealing with. This is pivotal because in many cases, a bigger problem may manifest itself in smaller ways. For example, property destruction when left alone may actually be a symptom of 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 assist with include:

  • 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 ways we can approach a behavior problem. Whether it’s positive reinforcement, rewards, training or something else, we’ll work with you to customize a plan that gets results.

Don’t let unwanted behavior stand in the way of getting close to your pet. Contact Small Animal Hospital today and let us help you enjoy the loving, peaceful relationship you both deserve.

Small Animal Hospital


3307 Railroad Street
Fort Myers, FL 33916




Mon- Fri 7:30am-5:30pm

Dave C.Dave C.

I moved to Ft Myers last year with my two min pins. My older min pin (Charlie), had recently stopped eating. Since our vet is in Calif, I had to try and... Read More