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Behavioural Counselling

Behavioural counselling is a bonding opportunity for you and your pet. Pets will be taught how to curb their disruptive behaviour, while pet owners will learn the reason behind their pet’s behaviour. These consultations will provide long term improvements to you and your pet’s everyday life. Coming home to a well-adjusted family member makes the home a safer and healthier place for everyone, including guests and extended family. The frequency of consultations vary depending on your pet’s condition and how quickly they learn. We’re a patient team and encourage pet owners not to rush their pet’s pathway to success. To schedule a behavioural consultation with us, book an appointment by calling 403.527.4888.

How do I know if my pet needs behavioural consultations?

We determine whether your pet needs behavioural consultations based on the conversations we have with you, the pet owner. At every veterinary exam, we will discuss your pet’s mood and behaviour. If we learn they’re exhibiting unhealthy attitudes we will recommend you and your pet come in for a session. Behaviour to look out for includes anything that may threaten the safety of those in your home and others you may encounter. Look out for excessive hissing or growling, biting or damaged furniture while you’re away.

Are behavioural counselling and training the same?

Through behavioural counselling, we can uncover underlying physical or mental conditions affecting your pet’s actions. Often, we’ll discover that a pet’s behaviour is a response to a past trauma or to an invisible medical illness. In a way, behavioural counselling is therapeutic support, which teaches your pet how to cope in a healthier way. However, training focuses on etiquette. It teaches pet owners how to communicate with the pet and teaches pets how to behave well and play nicely with others.

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Last updated: September 17, 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

  • Our doors are OPEN and we are allowing clients into the clinic. Please wear a facemask before coming through our doors.
  • Social distancing of 2 metres is required.
  • Surgical/Medical drop-offs are best completed curbside, please call when you arrive.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication. If you are picking up an online order at our hospital, please give us a call and we will bring it out to your car. To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED
    Closed on Holidays.

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

    - Your dedicated team at Animal Medical Centre South