Behavior & Training
Animal Hospital’s Behavior Service focuses on the management of
complicated behavior problems of your dog, cat or horse. They include aggression, separation anxiety, phobias, compulsive disorders, and training difficulties. Following a comprehensive physical exam and extensive history taking, the treatment plan encompasses modifying the pet's behavior, environmental manipulation and pharmacological management. These are generally not easy tasks and require a tremendous, consistent commitment at home by you to be successful. For cases requiring the consultation of a veterinary behavior specialist, we refer
behavior cases to
Puppy Preschool is now being offered at Grace Animal Hospital by Columbia Dog Wizard for puppies eight weeks to six months. For more information go to www.columbiadogwizard.com or contact them at 803-619-1373. Classes are held every Saturday. The Dog Wizard also provides private instruction for dogs six months and older on a variety of dog related behavior.
Many behavior problems are the result of unsuccessful or incomplete obedience training. We have several dog and horse trainers we recommend.