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Dog Behavioural Counseling

Dog Behavioural Counseling

Dogs can develop behaviour problems for many reasons that may or may not be medical. Once a veterinarian has seen the dog, health problems can be addressed. For a dog that has behaviour problems which are not health-related, your veterinarian will refer you to a behaviouralist or trainer as needed.

How can behavioural counselling help my dog’s behaviour?


Behaviour counselling can help you to reduce or manage behaviours that interfere with the quality of the relationship with your dog. Successful behaviour modification is hard work but can bring the joy back into your time spent with your dog.

What happens at the initial dog counselling meeting?


At the initial meeting, your veterinarian will complete a full exam and take a complete history. Additional diagnostic testing may be recommended. If a behaviouralist or trainer is advised, we can provide a referral.

Will my pet insurance policy cover the cost of dog behaviour counselling?


Please check with your insurance provider as every policy is unique.

What can I expect after the consultation?


After the consultation, you should have a better understanding of what will be required to help correct or manage the problem behaviour.

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Last updated: December 16, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Sunday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Note: Closed daily between 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

2020 Holiday Hours

Dec 21-23: Regular Hours
Dec 24: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dec 25-26: CLOSED
Dec 28-30: Regular Hours
Dec 31: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jan 01: CLOSED
 
To ensure you have adequate supplies for the holiday season, please order prescription refills by December 22nd. Please consider ordering your pet's food through our online store. Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season!

5. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Alouette Animal Hospital

*Notice: Local Delivery Only - Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows