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Behavioral Counseling

Is undesirable behavior driving a wedge between you and your pet?

Whether it’s a simple house training issue or something more concerning, like aggression, unwanted pet behavior can be stressful for everyone. The experienced team at Deepwoods Veterinary Services can help restore peace and balance back into your home.

Understanding the Problem

The secret to overcoming animal behavior issues is identifying the root of the problem. First, we must rule out any potential medical causes. Many illnesses have symptoms that can be mistaken for bad behavior. For instance, a cat that urinates outside the litter box may not be acting out, but actually be experiencing a health problem.

With a clean bill of health in hand, the next step is pinpointing the exact behavior we’re dealing with. This is critical because in many instances, a bigger problem may manifest itself in smaller ways. For example, destructive behavior when left alone may actually be a symptom of separation anxiety. We’ll work with you to determine precisely the situation we’re dealing with so we can address it most effectively.

Common behavior problems we can provide assistance with include:

  • House training
  • Excessive barking
  • Jumping
  • Digging
  • Biting
  • Destructive behavior
  • Aggression
  • Fear/anxiety

A Plan That Gets Results

With a proper diagnosis in hand, the final step is developing a strategy for overcoming the behavior problem once and for all. There are a number of different ways we can address a behavior issue. Whether it’s positive reinforcement, rewards, training or something else, we’ll work with you to create a customized plan that gets results.

Don’t let unwanted pet behavior stand in the way of bonding with your animal companion. Give us a call and let us help you enjoy the loving, peaceful relationship you both deserve.

Deepwoods Veterinary Services


16371 Gem Hill Rd
Bruce Crossing,
MI 49912

Also serving Ontonagon, MI and surrounding areas.


Phone: 906-827-3218


Monday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed