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Behavioral Counseling


Behavioral Counseling


Is unwanted behavior causing a rift between you and your pet?

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

Understanding the Problem

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

Once we’ve got a clean bill of health, the second step is pinpointing the exact behavior we’re dealing with. This is essential because in many cases, a bigger problem may manifest itself in smaller ways. For example, destructive behavior when left alone may actually be a sign of separation anxiety. We’ll work with you to determine precisely what the situation is so we can address it most effectively.

Some of the common pet 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 last step is developing a strategy for overcoming the behavior problem once and for all. There are a number of different ways we can approach a behavior issue. Whether it’s positive reinforcement, rewards, training or something else, we’ll work with you to customize a plan that gets results.

Don’t let unwanted behavior stand in the way of bonding with your pet. Contact Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic and let us help you enjoy the loving, peaceful relationship you both deserve.

Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic


We’re committed to helping you and your pets any way we can.

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4339 Ridge Rd.
Mt. Airy, MD 21771

Also serving Westminster, MD and surrounding areas.

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Monday – 8am-7pm
Tues-Friday – 8am-6pm
Saturday – 8am-1pm


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Dr. Earp is the best. Kind and compassionate. When I moved here 9 months ago, I needed to have my elderly dog put down. Dr. Earp gave us all the time we...

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I have been taking my dachshund, Abby, to TVC for almost 13 years. They have always treated myself as family and Abby as their own dog.
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