Understanding Behavior and
Cat and Dog Training in Pasadena

Questions about pet behavior are some of the most common ones we get asked. Oftentimes, the questions we get are about cat and dog training are ones putting a strain on the human-animal bond, the pet parent is looking for a solution. Unfortunately, this idea that the “problem” behavior has a solution is not necessarily the right way to look at it. Often, we need to go beyond correcting a certain behavior into understanding what causes in the first place. At Lake Shore Pet Hospital, we’re here to help you curb pet behavior problems and help you form a deeper relationship with your pet that will last for years to come.

Cat and Dog Training in Pasadena, MD
Cat training at our animal hospital

Common Behavior Problems for Cats and Dogs

Here are some of the most common behavioral problems we get asked about:


  • Excessive barking/howling
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggression toward other dogs
  • Chewing
  • Jumping up on people
  • House soiling
  • Food guarding
  • Play biting
  • Whining


  • Biting/scratching people
  • Scratching furniture, clothing, or rugs
  • House soiling
  • Excessive meowing, yowling

Before you write off these behaviors as “bad,” it might be a good idea to take your pet to the veterinarian, especially if they have only just started the behavior. Sometimes, an underlying illness can result in many of the behaviors listed above. If, however, your pet is given a clean bill of health, it may be time to implement cat or dog training regimen to redirect their behavior into more acceptable ones.

Cat and Dog Training for Good Behavior

Many of the problem-behaviors pets exhibit can be curbed or even eliminated with proper cat or dog training. Once you identify what triggers your pet’s behavior, you can start developing a training program that counter-conditions them to either not react to it, or react in a more appropriate manner. Talk to us today about your pet’s behavior, and we’ll discuss some options for how you can handle the situation at home. We also work with professional dog trainers in whom we have full confidence. Working with a trainer can significantly help with communication between you and your pet, which facilitates more effective training. Contact us today at (410) 317-2028 to schedule a behavior consultation.

Dog training at our animal hospital