Here at Astoria Veterinary Group, we are proud to offer behavioral counseling to the pets and pet owners of Astoria, NY.

There are many pet behaviors that can be negative or destructive, and many pet owners feel helpless in bringing peace to their home. We want you to know that we are here to help, and that undesirable behaviors can be corrected.

Did you know
…behavior problems is the most common reason people get rid of their pets. However, with a little time and help, most of these problems can be improved, allowing you and your pet to live happily together.

Some Common Behavior Problems

  • Excessive barking
  • Chewing
  • Spraying – Territory Marking
  • Scratching
  • Aggression
  • Travel Anxiety

What is Causing My Pet’s Behavior?

It is always important to determine whether or not your pets’ behavior is due to a health issue. Sometimes pets urinate in the house because of a urinary tract infection. Pets can become aggressive due to pain. Non-neutered males may spread urine and feces to mark their territory. There are also plenty of other health problems that may change a pet’s behavior, and we are dedicated to finding a solution to your pets’ problems.

Once we determine that your pet is healthy, we will work with you to try to solve the problem. We may give your pet medications, which can help calm an anxious pet. We will also look for any psychological reasons why your pets might be acting out.


We offer solutions for a variety of behavioral issues that pet owners are faced with. Behavioral problems can be challenging and frustrating for both pets and pet owners, so it is our goal to work with you towards a solution.

Even experienced dog owners come across unruly pups that might need a little extra help learning basic manners. If your dog falls into this category or exhibits unwanted behaviors talk to your pet’s veterinarian about behavioral counseling.

We can assist you in enjoying your pet even more with personalized behavior evaluations and spot training for specific behaviors, using training methods that trick your pet into thinking that learning is fun! With treats and other rewards used during training, we can help transform your dog into the dog your pet has the potential to be!

Our staff is dedicated to helping you so you can keep your pets, no matter what problems they are exhibiting. We can help with aggression, fear, anxiety, and other behaviors that may be frustrating you. We are determined to find a solution to your problem, no matter what.

To learn more about how we can help you and your pet with behavioral counseling, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at (718) 777-0100.