Why choose Veterinary Behaviour Treatment for my pet?



All animals use behaviour to communicate, your companion dogs, your cats, even your fish, will talk to you in many different ways about how they feel and what they need. A qualified vet can interpret all of these indicators to assess their health and mental wellbeing. Behaviour problems can stem from a wide range of causes, including medical, social and environmental.

Being a qualified veterinarian with further training and experience in interpreting all of these factors, Dr Jess can help you gain a better understanding of why your companion is behaving in the way that they are. Once an understanding of that behaviour is reached, then a behavioural modification program will be formulated for your individual situation. In some cases medication may be recommended to aid your pets improvement.



What is Positive Reinforcement?


Positive reinforcement works by presenting a motivating/reinforcing stimulus to the individual after the desired behavior is exhibited, making the behavior more likely to happen in the future.


What is wrong with using Punishment?


The potential adverse effects which include but are not limited to: inhibition of learning, increased fear-related and aggressive behaviors, and injury to animals and people interacting with animals.

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