Dog Behavioural Counselling

At South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital, we know the importance of a happy relationship and lifestyle for your dog. There are many common behaviours often only requiring some training (for both you and your dog), while others may be related to a medical condition. Rest assured, we are here to help you enjoy the bond that comes from being a dog parent.

Do you also offer private behaviour counselling and training?

We can schedule a behaviour consult to address some of the more common issues and concerns. Should your concerns go beyond our capabilities, we work together with Dr. Rebecca Ledger to help you get back on track.

How can behavioural counselling help my pet’s behaviour?

Our goal is to help you understand why your dog is behaving the way they are and teach you how to change that behaviour (this may include treating a medical condition). We want to get you and your dog connected again and make your relationship healthy and happy.

What happens at the initial dog counselling meeting?

Prior to your appointment, our office will provide you with a questionnaire, which is the beginning step to understanding your dog’s specific issues. During the appointment, we will take the time to discuss your concerns, if possible, witness the behaviour you are concerned about and help you to understand the potential reasons. Once we have that base of knowledge, we will set you up with a plan for addressing your concerns to help get you on your way.

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

Every pet insurance policy is different. We recommend reaching out to your insurance provider for information regarding coverage.

What can I expect after the consultation?

Our team is with you every step of the way. We will check in with you after you have had some time to introduce the new techniques we have discussed. In some cases, follow up appointments are needed.

COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members

We are not accepting new patients at this time due to higher than normal case-loads, and pet boarding services are suspended until further notice. Thank you for your understanding. 

Note: If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms, please let us know when you book your pet’s appointment. As the potential to spread to pets is still relatively unknown, it is possible that your pet could create a risk to other people who may be handling him or her. Whenever possible, please send someone who is not experiencing respiratory symptoms to the appointment with your pet.

The following changes are effective as of March 2nd, 2022:

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur. 

If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out by email at info@southburnabyvethospital.com or by phone at 604-526-0334.

- Your dedicated team at South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital