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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: September 22, 2021

Dear Clients,

With the recent move to Stage 3 in British Columbia, we are pleased to be able to make some modifications to our operating policies.

1. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

2. 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.

3. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

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

Holiday Hours
Christmas Eve (Dec. 24, 2021): 8:00am – 1:00pm
Christmas Day (Dec. 25, 2021): Closed
Boxing Day (Dec. 26, 2021): Closed
New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31, 2021): 8:00am – 3:00pm
New Year’s Day (Jan. 1, 2022): Closed

4. 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