3434 Midway Dr. NW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52405
Open Mon-Fri: 8AM to 7PM, Sat: 8AM to 2PM
Sun: Closed
Call Us: 319-396-7800

Behavioral Problems & PuppyTraining Classes

Just because you love your pet doesn’t mean you have to love everything he or she does. Bad pet behavior can stand in the way of forming that all important human-animal bond and make it difficult to accept your pet as part of the family. If you’re struggling with unwanted behavior, you’re not alone. The team at EAH can help! We are experienced in companion animal behavior and can get to the bottom of why your pet is acting out so that we can help overcome those bad habits once and for all. 

If we were to ask you what it was that you loved the most about your animal companion, you could probably list dozens, if not hundreds of little things. The way you can hear your kitty purring from across the room, or how your doggie friend always greets you as if you are the most important person on the entire planet. Then your thoughts shift to that one, unwanted behavior that drives you batty.

The truth is, no matter how menial it may seem, that one bad habit can overshadow all of the little things you love about your pet. In fact, unwanted pet behavior can even stand in the way of forming that all important human-animal bond and make it difficult to accept your pet as part of the family.

If you’re struggling with pet behavior problems, you’re not alone. More importantly, the team at EAH can help! 

Behavioral Problems

We love our pets, but the fact is they are animals, and animals act out for a number of reasons. The key to overcoming unwanted pet behavior is identifying the root cause of the problem. This is what our behavioral counseling services are designed to do.

The process begins with an in-depth analysis of your pet’s bad habits. In many cases, we will find that the behaviors being reported are merely signs of a bigger underlying problem. For instance, a pet that becomes destructive or eliminates in the house whenever his or her owner isn’t home may actually be suffering from separation anxiety. We’ll uncover the real reasons behind your companion’s unwanted behavior so we can address it in the most effective way possible.

It’s also important that we rule out any potential medical causes for your pet’s unwanted behavior. Many illnesses and diseases can cause symptoms that can mimic bad behavior and therefore go untreated. We will assess your pet’s overall health to ensure that what we are dealing with isn’t something that requires medical intervention.

Once we’ve ruled out medical causes and gotten to the root of the problem, we’ll work with you to provide you with all the education, tools and support you need to get that negative behavior under control and restore peace and balance in your home.

Some of the behavior issues we can assist with include:

  • House Training Problems
  • Aggression
  • Biting
  • Destructive Behavior
  • Excessive Barking
  • Chewing
  • Digging
  • Fear/Anxiety
  • Much More…

Puppy Training Class

Puppy class is for puppies under 6 months old. This is a safe place for your puppy to socialize with other puppies and their families. Class is a great way to bond with your puppy while training and having fun.

You will learn to train your puppy basic obedience such as sit, down, come, loose leash walking/heeling, not jumping and wait. They will also learn a few cute tricks. 

You will have the option to take the AKC STAR Puppy Test after completing this 6 week puppy class. This test is similar to Canine Good Citizen Test given to adult dogs. 

We will also discuss basic care such as cleaning ears and how to trim toenails at home. Any problems your puppy may be having with house manners or questions you may have will also be addressed.

Classes will be held on Thursday evenings and will be 6 weeks long. The STAR Puppy Test will be held on the 7th week. Please call us at 319-396-7800 to register for class. 

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