Behavioural Counselling

Disruptive or odd behaviours in your pets don’t have to be lifelong issues. Owning a pet with behaviour issues can make you feel helpless, fearful and even embarrassed at times. At Langdon Veterinary Clinic, we offer behavioural counselling to train your furry friends. With the medical and behavioural treatments we provide, we can help your pet become easier to handle, so that they may eventually no longer display their disruptive behaviours.

When do veterinarians recommend behavioural counselling?

Behavioural counselling may be recommended for your pet if their strange behaviours pose a threat to other pets, humans and themselves. The actions or habits your pet is exhibiting may be due to pain they are experiencing. This is why you should have your pet assessed ASAP to rule out injuries or illnesses. To find out if behavioural counselling may be right for your pet, book an appointment at 403.936.4571.

What are signs that my pet may need behavioural counselling?

The quirky behaviours your loyal companion exhibits stem from them being anxious, aggressive or annoyed. When your pet experiences any of those emotions they may:

1. Hide
2. Pant, pace or whine
3. Bark excessively
4. Lick themselves constantly until their fur comes off
5. Urinate or defecate inside the house or outside their litter box
6. Destroy furniture
7. Lose their appetite

What happens during behavioural counselling for pets?

The first session is for our team to understand what behavioural problems your pet is displaying. Based on the information owners provide we create a behaviour training plan for your pet while considering their lifestyle or any pre-existing health conditions. After each session, we follow-up on the progress or make small changes to the behaviour modification plan if needed.

Last updated: Sept 17, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the 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, 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). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    4. 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!

    - The team at Langdon Veterinary Clinic