Behavioral Counseling for Pets

2 dogs and a cat: Behavioral Counseling in Temperance

Is your fully-grown dog or cat eliminating in the house? Are they tearing up your furniture? Animals may exhibit out-of-control behaviors for a number of reasons, but the key to understanding and correcting the problem is knowing the cause. At Temperance Animal Hospital, we offer behavioral counseling for pets and their owners to resolve issues that could damage the human-animal bond. The last thing we want is for families to give up their pets due to behavioral problems that can be corrected with time and effort. 

Are you at your wit's end because of your pet's bad behavior? Our team is available and ready to help you every step of the way. 

Puppy sitting and looking up: Behavioral Counseling in Temperance

We Take a Comprehensive Approach

One of our veterinarians can help you with your pet's bad behavior by utilizing a comprehensive approach. This involves:

  • Completing a behavior questionnaire in advance
  • Discussing your pet's problematic behaviors at your initial consultation
  • Conducting a physical exam and appropriate diagnostics to check for health problems that may be responsible
  • Exploring all possible options including diet, environment and potential stressors
  • Making a diagnosis
  • Putting together a treatment plan
  • Arranging for follow-up visits to monitor progress

We are fortunate to have a veterinarian on our team with an interest in behavioral consultations. They often address issues such as noise aversion/phobia, aggression, separation anxiety and inappropriate elimination. However, we are happy to address a variety of issues to help you and your pet maintain a healthy relationship.

Set Up A Consultation with Us

Remember that you are not alone. Many pet owners have to contend with bouts of unruly or even destructive behavior in their pets. Our team will work with you to resolve the problem, no matter how long it takes. If you would like to complete a behavioral questionnaire or schedule a consultation with one of our veterinarians, call (734) 847-6751.


The entire staff at TAH are so wonderful. Every time I have taken our dogs there we have received amazing care and service. Just recently we had a very frightening emergency with our youngest beagle. I went in hysterically crying and due to the nature of her injury we were there a long time deciding what to do. We were given all the time we needed, never being rushed. I love everyone there!
-Amy C.

Have been using Temperance Animal Hospital for the past 17 years. Always excellent care of my dogs.. I would highly recommend
-Pat R.

When I tell Darla annd Nora we're going to see Dr. Smith they act like kids going to Cedar Point they love it there
-Connie E.

Amazing staff who are incredibly educated and well informed. Top notch veterinary care!
-Sabrina M.

We took my beautiful, 20 year old cat in today, knowing he would probably have to be euthanized after suffering a stroke. We were heartbroken, of course, but the staff at TAH could not have been more caring and compassionate from the second we walked in the door.
They were sensitive to our pain, and so very respectful and caring with my baby. Thank you to the caring professionals who helped us today.

-Debbie G.


Temperance Animal Hospital

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