Behavioural Advice

When you adopt a pet, it’s important to provide them with a healthy learning environment. While sharing your home with a cat or dog can be wonderful, it could become challenging if they develop behavioural problems. Our team is there to help you better understand why some behaviours start and what they mean, and to advise you on the best techniques for rectifying problematic ones. We’ll help you find a way for you and your pet to cohabit as peacefully as possible. 

When is this type of consultation recommended? 

Behavioural problems can basically be broken down into three categories:

  • Anxiety problems 
  • Destructive behaviours
  • Aggression problems 

If you notice a change in your pet’s behaviour or habits, or if you are unable to correct unwanted behaviour despite many attempts, a consultation may be in order. It’s also important to note that an injury or illness can cause new behaviours to emerge. Feel free to contact us if you have any concerns. Our team will be happy to provide advice. 

How can I build trust with my pet? 

The environment in which you build a relationship with your pet is critical in this regard.  Creating a safe place in which your pet is not always on alert is key. You can learn to read your pet’s body language to better understand what they’re feeling. Of course, all your daily interactions strengthen the relationship you’re building with your pet. Feeding them properly, giving all necessary care, providing mental stimulation, and playing with and exercising them can help improve the relationship you’re developing together. Although a number of behavioural problems can emerge even when you and your pet have a strong, trusting relationship, it’s still important to build a solid foundation and ensure that your communication and relationship foster learning and appropriate behaviour. 

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