During behavioural counselling, the ABCs we work to change are Attitude, Behaviour, and Communication skills. When you come in for a behavioural counselling session, you and your loyal companion can leave with healthier habits. Disruptive behaviour can also be a sign of an underlying issue which is why it’s essential to bring your pet in to see one of our veterinarians so we can find and treat the source of their behaviour. To book an appointment or to learn more about our services, call us at 250-828-2939.
How will my pet benefit from behavioural counselling?
Behavioural counselling can benefit all pets, even those that don’t misbehave. We help teach your loyal companion to communicate what they are feeling in less disruptive and healthier ways. Our veterinarians will examine the reason behind your pet’s behaviour, which could also stem from an underlying health issue. From there, we can teach you and your pet techniques to manage their behaviour and create healthier habits.
How do I know if my pet needs behavioural counselling?
It’s normal for pets to misbehave now and then. However, if their behaviour becomes hard to manage or dangerous, we recommend seeking professional help. Some common behavioural issues that pets may exhibit include:
- Anxiety or pacing
- Hiding or whining
- Peeing or soiling the house
- Excessive licking or scratching
- Excessive barking or growling
- Aggression towards other people or animals