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Behavioural Counselling for Pets

Even if your pet does not have any behaviour issues, behavioural counselling can be beneficial for them. With puppies for example, we can prevent any problems from developing when they reach adulthood. If your pet, however, is displaying aggressive, nervous or problematic behaviour, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Our team will provide you with a step-by-step plan to alter your pet’s behaviour so you can fully enjoy their company. Call us at 705.742.4243 to schedule your appointment and to find out about our service rates.

How will I know if my pet needs behavioural counselling?

If your pet’s actions are putting themselves, or other animals/people in harm’s way, then it may be time to give our team a call. Another indicator is if their habits are negatively disrupting your daily routine (e.g. your sleeping, eating and work patterns).

How can behaviour counselling help my pet?

With our counselling program, we can diagnose any underlying health conditions that may be causing your furry friend’s unwanted behaviours. Then, we can assign techniques and treatments specifically catered to their unique case.

What happens at the initial pet counselling meeting?

To start things off, we will ask you questions about your pet and the behaviours that they are displaying. Your pet may also be observed and tested on how they react in different types of situations. Then, at the end of the initial consultation, you will be given a personalized plan of how to start modifying your pet’s behaviour. Follow-up appointments may also be scheduled so that we can track your pet’s progress and modify the plan as needed.


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Last updated: March 18, 2022.

Dear Clients,

With the upcoming changes to masking requirements for Ontario, we would like to share our updated protocols.

As a large group working very closely together, our staff will continue to wear face masks to help ensure that we stay healthy and are able to provide the best medical care we can.

It has been so nice to welcome clients back into the clinic. As we ease into reopening, we will continue to keep our doors locked for the time being. If you require assistance, please call (705) 742-4243, or knock on the door and we will be happy to assist you.

Upon arrival for your scheduled appointment or surgery admission, please call to let us know that you are here. The doctor or technician will call you as soon as we are ready for you. At this time, they may ask you for some further information prior to you bringing your pet into the hospital.

We will be continuing to offer curbside pickup for food and medications at this time.

As always, as things change we will continue to update our protocols as we feel necessary. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to call us or email christinep@cahpet.ca


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


We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

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

- Your dedicated team at Champlain Animal Hospital