Behavioral Modification Therapy

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Behavioral Modification Therapy

What is Behavior Modification Therapy?

Behavioral modification therapy is a systematic approach to altering a pet’s behavior and reaction to certain people, objects, situations, or other animals. Behavior modification therapy may include training, such as rewarding positive behaviors, teaching new behaviors with immediate rewards, or taking away something from an animal after negative behaviors are demonstrated. Behavior modification therapy’s ultimate goal is to decrease negative behaviors and increase positive, desired behavior from pets.

How Behavior Modification Therapy Works

Ultimately, behavior modification therapy aims to reinforce positive behaviors and decrease negative behaviors with an experienced trainer working with your pet and you to accomplish this. Some pet insurance plans include behavioral issues coverage. This type of coverage is something that not every pet insurance plan offers and should be investigated before you commit to one pet insurance plan.


Key Takeaways

  • Behavior modification therapy aims to positively alter a pet’s behavior and change their negative behaviors or reactions to triggers, such as certain people or situations.
  • Typically, this therapy is performed by a trainer who uses both positive and negative reinforcement to shift a pet’s reaction to specific triggers.
  • Behavior modification therapy is not covered by all pet insurance plans and should be looked into before selecting your pet’s insurance plan.

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