Behavioral Counseling

Pets can make wonderful additions to the family, but when they exhibit unwanted behavior, it can be difficult to truly embrace them and form that all important human-animal bond. Over the years, we’ve worked with countless pet owners that adored their animals, but were at their wits’ end with one or two behaviors that were disrupting the peace within their home and standing in the way of them developing a loving relationship with their four-legged companions.

If this sounds like what you’re going through, you’re certainly not alone! More importantly, help is just a phone call away. Ocean Breeze Animal Hospital offers professional behavioral counseling services to help get your pet’s bad habits under control for good.

Animals act out for a number of reasons, and sometimes the bad behavior you see is merely a symptom of a larger problem. For instance, an otherwise well-behaved pet that becomes destructive while left alone may actually be suffering from separation anxiety. Additionally, some illnesses can have symptoms that mimic bad behavior. We’ll work with you and your companion to determine the cause of the negative behavior you’re dealing with, ruling out any possible medical causes, so we can determine the most effective course of action for overcoming that behavior once and for all.

Some of the behavioral problems we can assist with include:

  • House Training Problems
  • Aggression
  • Excessive Barking
  • Biting
  • Digging
  • Destructive Behavior
  • Chewing
  • Separation Anxiety
  • And More…

If you’re struggling with a negative pet behavior that is standing in the way of embracing your pet as the balanced, well-behaved member of the family you know he or she is capable of becoming, we can help. We’ll get to the bottom of the problem and create a plan that will get real, permanent results.

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    • Carole NicholsCarole Nichols

      The vets, techs & receptionists are all very much in tune with both the patient and the owner. They are very compassionate and they listen to me when I ask questions or offer my input. Very happy with the service I have received with both of my dogs.

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    • Patty KasemanPatty Kaseman

      Was able to get our dog in quickly. Since we are in the middle of the pandemic they came out to the car and took her in immediately. she was done within a half hour. We were given the needed medication and on our way within the hour. Thank you for the quick service and your caring attitude towards our dog.

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    • Patricia Tallia PengitorePatricia Tallia Pengitore

      we are newcomers to Ocean Breeze and Ocean Breeze Animal Hospital. Under the worst possible conditions of Corona virus the staff made us feel so comfortable and protected. My yellow lab Buckley was treated with kindness and respect. Dr. DeFabio was informative, thorough and easy to talk to. I welcomed his comforting manner but more importantly so did Buckley.

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    • Teddy WyattTeddy Wyatt

      I have 9 furbabies and I love them very much... I am extremely confident in both Dr Gimble and Dr D....they're not only knowledgeable, but they're two of the most caring people I have ever met. I take my babies health very seriously as this is a very big responsibility on my part to care for them ...they are my kids ofc, so naturally I want them to have the best care and to me I have no worries while in the hands of these fine doctors and their amazing staff. Thank you for giving my kids the best of care ~ Love u all <3

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    • Sharon ForsythSharon Forsyth

      Dr Legg & her vet tech did a fantastic job handling my 90 lb. lab who can really be difficult. Service at the front desk is also superb. Dr. Graves would be happy to know how well you're taking care of his patients.

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    • Cooper DonlinCooper Donlin

      I woof them. It's a tail waggin experience

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    • Nicole FosterNicole Foster

      I can’t thank Ocean Breeze Animal Hospital enough for what they did for our family. It was the toughest decision deciding it was time to put our family dog to sleep and it was extremely hard on my children. They made a very hard decision for my family as comfortable as it could be. The staff was amazing and really cared about what my family was going thru.
      We Can’t thank you enough 💙

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