Dog Training & Behavioral Counseling

Our pets are a part of the family, but it’s important to remember that they’re still animals and as such, they may exhibit certain behaviors that we find unpleasant and downright frustrating. Unwanted behavior can disrupt your household and make it difficult to bond with your pet. The good news is you’re not alone. More importantly, the team at Oakridge Animal Clinic can help!

We offer professional behavioral counseling services as well as dog training classes to help develop your four-legged friend into a more balanced, well-mannered animal that everyone will enjoy being around.

Dog Training

Whether your dog is just a few months old or enjoying his or her senior years, it’s never too late to teach manners and implement positive behaviors. Our professional dog training classes use positive reinforcement and a number of behavior modification techniques that are proven to get fast and permanent results. No more pulling the leash when you go on walks, or jumping on people when greeting them. With our classes, you’ll learn what best motivates your dog and how you can use that information to bring out the very best in them. From basic obedience skills to advanced tricks, we’ll have your four-legged friend perfectly trained in no time!

Behavioral Counseling

Does your cat refuse to use the litter box? Has your dog been acting aggressively or have difficulty socializing with other people or animals? Pets act out like this for a number of reasons. The key to overcoming these unwanted behaviors is first identifying the root cause. Only then can we effectively eliminate the problem altogether.

The team at Oakridge is experienced in interpreting animal behavior and can work with you and your pet to determine what’s causing them to act out in the first place. Perhaps that destructive behavior whenever you leave home is being caused by separation anxiety. Or, maybe your rambunctious puppy is biting and chewing because he is bored and could use more exercise. When we know the why behind the what, we can then work toward a solution.

It’s also important that we eliminate any potential medical causes for your pet’s behavior. Some illnesses can cause side effects that can be easily mistaken for bad behavior. For instance, urinating in the house or outside the litter box can be a sign of a bladder or urinary tract infection. Our doctors will perform a thorough examination to determine if your pet’s behavior problems can be corrected with medical care.

Some of the behavior issues we can assist with include:

  • Excessive Barking
  • Scratching
  • House Training Problems
  • Destructive Behavior
  • Biting
  • Aggression
  • Anxiety

If you’re struggling with bad pet behavior, don’t wait another moment. We can help address your pet’s bad habits and behavioral problems once and for all and restore peace and balance back into your home.