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Dog Behavioural Counseling

Behavioural issues can vary greatly, from a dog with separation anxiety, destructive behaviour, eliminating in the house, to a dog who is aggressive. All of these issues can be tricky to treat, and the first point of contact should be your veterinarian to rule out possible medical causes.

How can behavioural counseling help my dog’s behaviour?

We can help address your dog’s behaviour and may be able to help you help your dog overcome their anxiousness, fearfulness and stress that they may have by working together on an effective plan.

What happens at the initial dog counseling meeting?

We often have you bring your dog with you and observe their personality and behaviours. We will then discuss your concerns and ask you a series of questions to help us understand what is happening. We also may recommend a consult with a veterinary behaviourist or trainer who specializes in dogs like yours.

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

As every insurance is different, we recommend checking with your provider.

What can I expect after the consultation?

Follow-up appointments are very important to the success of any behaviour modification plan. We may prescribe medications to help with anxiety and/or also recommend positive reinforcement trainers who can work with you and your dog on a regular basis.

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Last Updated: January 28, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

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

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

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 Tantallon Veterinary Hospital