Behavioural Counselling

Whether you are a seasoned pet parents or a newbie, you know having a furry friend is not always sunshine and rainbows. Pets can be mischievous and cause trouble from time to time. Minor quirks or annoyances can often be resolved with patience and positive reinforcement, but for more disruptive behaviours, it is best to seek professional help. Our team can help get to the root of any behavioural problems in your pet, and formulate a customized plan so they are behaving in a safer and more pleasant manner. Call us at 905.885.8151 to learn more.

How do I know if my pet needs behavioural counselling?

At the end of the day, only you can decide your capabilities and boundaries when it comes to dealing with unwanted actions and habits from your pet. If their behaviour is negatively affecting your routine, and putting you, other people and animals in danger, then we suggest you reach out to our veterinary team. With us, you will have a one-one-one and personalized treatment plan for your pet. It will save you time, effort and money wasted from trying dubious methods on the internet or TV.

What happens during a behavioural counselling session for pets?

Essentially, our programs here at Ganaraska Animal Clinic focus on three main outcomes: Manage, Modify and Prevent. You will have time to explain your problems with your pet. Then, one of our veterinarians will conduct a tip-to-tail check-up on your pet (along with possible diagnostics like bloodwork and X-rays) to see if there are any underlying medical causes to their behaviour. Afterwards, the vet will formulate a plan for your pet and show you how to perform certain commands and modifications. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled to track you and your pet’s progress and tweak treatments as necessary. Recommendations on diet, feeding schedule, sleeping arrangements, and more can also be made.

Last updated: July 13, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.


This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 restrictions and limited staffing, we are unable to take new clients at the moment. We sincerely appreciate your kindness, patience and understanding during this time.


We are still operating curbside only for appointments and the pickup of medication and food. Please call the office at 905.885.8151 to let us know that you have arrived and wait for further instructions. Please do not leave a message if you are in the parking lot. Continue to call until you reach a receptionist. If you do not have a cell phone, please knock on the door. Please also let us know in advance so we can note it on the appointment. We accept debit and credit as the preferred payment method, however we continue to accept cash or check!


We are OPEN with the following hours:

  • Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Saturday - 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 Ganaraska Animal Clinic