Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

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Dog Behavioural Counseling

It’s incredibly important before acquiring a dog, to understand and know it’s personal breed needs. Every dog has a specific need and drive. As their lifelong companion, your role is to create an environment that successfully meets these needs for the life of your pet. Much anxiety, unwanted behaviour, aggression can be reconditioned or even prevented by understanding your canine’s brain and instinct. Behaviour counselling will provide you with the tools and knowledge required to understand your dog’s behaviour and to help them live mentally and physically stress free lives.

How can dog counsellors help?

Dog counsellors can assess the behaviour and needs of your dog. They can provide you with the tools to create a positive change in behaviour. Remember, dogs mainly communicate through body language. Counsellors can help you understand what your dog is saying and how you can communicate back.

What happens at consultation?

This can vary with each behaviour counsellor/trainer, but to start most will consult with you about your concerns. Then assess the dog’s behaviour to see how they can help you and your dog communicate better to achieve a positive training result.

Will my pet insurance policy cover the cost of consultation?

You will have to check with your specific insurance policy. Some insurance companies for pets do offer coverage for behaviour training.

What to expect after the consultation?

The expectation after consultation is to have a good understanding of what training schedule/regiment will be required to achieve the desired change in your dog’s behaviour.

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Last updated: July 28, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are 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. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Tuesday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Wednesday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Friday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 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 McLean Animal Hospital