Behavioural Counselling for Pets

If you’ve ever been in a situation where you can’t control your pet’s behaviour, then they may benefit from behavioural counselling. Bad habits or actions can result in dangerous situations for your pet and others in the area. It’s better to get a veterinarian’s help when trying to curb their problems. During a consultation our team will first ensure that the behaviour doesn’t stem from a health problem. Sometimes pain can cause your pet to exhibit odd behaviours. Once we’ve established their behaviour isn’t medically related, we create a plan to provide you with the tools on how to manage problematic behaviours.

How do I know if my pet needs behavioural counselling?

It may be time to consider counselling if you can no longer effectively manage your pet’s actions. Counselling is necessary if your pet’s behaviour becomes dangerous to themselves, other pets or humans.

What are some bad behaviours to look out for in a pet?

Don’t hesitate to consult with a veterinarian if you notice one of the following in your furry friend:

1. Aggressive towards loved ones or other pets
2. Loss of appetite
3. Excessive peeing
4. Unexpectedly scratching, biting or growling
5. Excessive licking, hiding and pacing

To schedule an appointment or to learn more, contact us at 905.707.9059.

Last updated: November 26, 2021

Dear Clients,

We are continuing to strive to provide the best medicine possible for your pets during these challenging times. Below are some important updates to our operating policies.

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


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). Please make sure to wear a facemask when picking up your orders. To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on Online Store.
    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
    Tuesday: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
    Wednesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursday: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
    Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

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

    - Your team at Don Head Village Animal Clinic