Nobody wants a misbehaved furry companion, but how do you fix it? Behavioural counselling for pets involves working with a professional to address and modify unwanted or problematic behaviours in a simple and effective way. A qualified animal behaviourist or trainer will assess your cat or dog’s behaviour, identify the underlying causes, and develop a customized plan to help them overcome these issues. Behavioural counselling makes use of positive reinforcement techniques, consistent training, and guidance. Ultimately, the goal is to improve your pet's behaviour, enhance their well-being, and strengthen the bond between you and your furry companion. To get started, call us at 705-692-4446.
Does my dog or cat need behavioural counselling?
Determining whether your pet needs behavioural counselling depends on their specific behaviours and the impact those have on their well-being and your daily life. Here are some signs that may indicate the need for therapy:
- Destructive behaviour
- Separation anxiety
- Fear and phobias
- House soiling
- Excessive barking or vocalization
Each pet is unique so if your pet is acting odd, it is best to have them evaluated by a qualified professional.
What is causing my dog or cat’s behaviour?
Your pet’s disruptive behaviour may be caused by various factors including:
- Environmental factors
- Past experiences
- Health issues
- Lack of socialization or training
- Breed tendencies
- Human interactions
What happens during a behaviour consultation for dogs and cats?
During a behavioural consultation for your pet, you will meet with a qualified professional, such as an animal behaviourist or trainer, to address and understand your pet's behaviour concerns. The consultation typically begins with a discussion about your pet's history, daily routine, and specific behaviour issues you're facing. During the appointment, your cat or dog’s body language and triggers will be examined. Based on the assessment, they will analyze the underlying causes and develop a customized treatment plan. They will educate you on the plan, including behaviour modification techniques, training exercises, and environmental modifications to implement at home.