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Behaviour Counseling and Training

Do you have pet health insurance?
Behaviour medicine, counseling, and training may be covered!

Our certified trainer is pre-authorized by Petsecure Pet Health Insurance and her behaviour modification training services and counseling are covered under most policies.

Your pet’s behaviour affects every interaction you have with him or her on a daily basis. Behaviour dictates everything from meal time, to exercise time, to downtime such as relaxing on the couch with other family members. When a pet has a behaviour problem, the consequences are far-reaching. Behaviour problems threaten the bond you have with your pet by damaging the loving relationship that should exist between you. In extreme situations, a serious behaviour problem can lead to euthanasia or surrendering a pet to a shelter.

Pets can have a wide variety of behavioural issues, from simple house training problems to severe anxiety and aggression issues. We are well-qualified and experienced in diagnosing and addressing behaviour problems with an approach that combines skills from veterinary clinical medicine, behavioural medicine, and pet training. Our goals are to help pets and their owners live together comfortably and safely and to help restore the bond between pets and their families.

Dealing with behaviour problems can be frustrating for pet owners. Some pet owners may even blame themselves because their pet seems to have an emotional issue. Although behaviour problems can result from emotional trauma or physical mistreatment, in many cases the problem can arise from simple misunderstandings or learned associations that were inadvertently established during training. In addition, several medical conditions can manifest in ways that mimic behaviour problems. Scheduling an evaluation with a professional skilled in diagnosing and managing behavioural issues in pets is the first step on the road to resolving the problem.

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Have questions? Please complete the form below and a member of our team will get back to you as quickly as possible. If you need immediate assistance, please call us directly at 902-407-4570.