Pet Behaviour Training

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Behaviour training stops your furry friend from becoming a furry foe

If your best friend isn’t on their best behaviour, it can really put a strain on your household. Unwanted behaviour can come in many forms, from being destructive and aggressive to sad and withdrawn. That isn’t good for you – or for them!

Book in some pet behaviour training before your special relationship is spoiled. No irregular behaviour is irreversible, but the earlier you deal with it the easier it will be. Our vets are trained in pet behaviour and will find out why your adorable puppy is becoming a dangerous dog.

The benefits of pet behaviour training

  • Eliminates problematic behaviours
  • Helps socialise withdrawn or shy pets
  • Improves mood, happiness and stimulation
  • Establishes obedience and good behaviours


There are many reasons a pet might not be their adorable, usual self. The key is treating them on a case-by-case basis, the same way you would be treated if you went to a psychologist.

Often unwanted behaviour is a result of something else which a vet can also treat, like underlying stress, anxiety or fear. By fixing the root cause, we are also fixing the behaviour.

When you bring your fur baby to a vet, rest assured we are treating the behaviour in the context of your pet’s overall health.

There are a wide variety of behaviours that can be treated, including:

  • Aggression towards people and other animals
  • Excessive jumping, lunging, growling and hissing
  • Destructive behaviours like clawing, digging and chewing 
  • Unnecessary barking
  • Pulling on the lead
  • General disobedience, including no longer responding to commands
  • Poor reaction to newly introduced pets or family members
  • Inappropriate soiling, urination or defecation
  • Eating unusual substances (Pica and Coprophagia – eating of faeces)
  • Feeding manners between other pets and towards humans
  • Separation anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Loneliness or shyness
  • Fears and phobias 
  • Hypersensitive or desensitised towards loud noises

As with people, medication is our last resort. Most behaviours can be corrected by treating the underlying cause or through training. If these methods fail, medication may be necessary. This will be prescribed by a qualified veterinary behaviourist and tailored to your pet’s specific needs.

Is your fur baby acting out of character? Unwanted behaviours are harder to treat the longer they are allowed to persist.

Book a pet behaviour training appointment to get to the root cause of the problem. Your pet will be back to their old, adorable self in no time!