Pet behavior modification arises from thorough evaluation and application of techniques after thorough medical evaluation.

Pet Behavior Problems Can Be Solved With Evaluation, Modification and Commitment.

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Animal behavior problems are common and one of the biggest reasons that people give up their animals or treat them harshly. Pet owners can often become frustrated and discouraged by their pet's unacceptable behavior.

Improperly dealing with a pet's behavior problem can make the situation worse. However, many of these problems can be managed or even avoided given appropriate information. Exercise your option to consult with Dr. Hunter on issues of  animal behavior. He has extensive education in pet behavior diagnosis and knowledge of appropriate therapeutic modalities that can be applied to your unique situation. He can work with you to regain a healthy owner/pet relationship. Schedule an appointment for consultation by calling the office at 419-628-3532.

By treating behavior problems we all work together to enhance the relationship between you and your companion animal and prevent further damage.

Sometimes an animal's behavior problems seem so involved that they defy our ability to see them objectively, which is when the services of a behavior consultant can be invaluable. Solving your dog or cat's behavior problems may take a renewed commitment on your part, but it can be done.

Examples of Animal Behavior Problems

  • Aggression towards other animals
  • Aggression towards people
  • Canine or feline rivalry in the home
  • House soiling
  • Separation anxiety
  • Fear-based behaviors
  • Destructive behaviors
  • Compulsive Behaviors
  • Excessive vocalization
  • Adjustment difficulties (introducing
    new home, baby, pet, or family members)

What is Behavior Modification for Your Pet?

Behavior modification involves applying the principles of learning to change a behavior. The basic idea is to change your pet's behavior from one that is undesired to one that is desired or more acceptable. Behavior modification not only involves your pet, but also consists of teaching you (and your family) how to interact with your pet to correct problems and help prevent future problems.

NOTE: It is recommended that your pet have a veterinary exam prior to any behavior consultation. We can determine whether a medical condition is contributing to the behavior problem.


Only a healthy pet is a happy companion. Assuring your pet's daily well-being requires regular care and close attention to any hint of ill health. The American Veterinary Medical Association therefore suggests that you consult your veterinarian if your pet shows any of the following signs:

  • Abnormal discharges from the nose, eyes, or other body openings
  • Loss of appetite, marked weight losses or gains, or excessive water consumption
  • Difficult, abnormal, or uncontrolled waste elimination
  • Abnormal behavior, sudden viciousness, or lethargy
  • Abnormal lumps, limping, or difficulty getting up or lying down
  • Excessive head shaking, scratching, and licking or biting any part of the body
  • Dandruff, loss of hair, open sores, and a ragged or dull coat. Foul breath or excessive tarter deposits on teeth


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