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Dr. Ledger provides assessments and management plans for dogs experiencing a variety of behavioural and emotional issues.

Your veterinarian may have recommended Dr. Ledger's services if they feel your dog could benefit from science-based, humane and positive reinforcement-focused behavioural therapy.

Note: Dr. Ledger does not use 'shock-collars', pinch collars, choke chains, or any punishment-based training.

If you are seeking assistance and your veterinarian hasn't already submitted a request, please have them fill out a behaviour therapy request form here.

INITIAL CONSULTATION:  WHAT TO EXPECT

  1. Pre-Appointment:
     

    • Once we have received an appointment request from your veterinarian, clients will be contacted with service, fee and scheduling information.

    • Upon booking, clients will be sent a dog history questionnaire, to be completed and returned prior to your appointment.
       

  2. Day of Appointment:

    • 1-hour virtual/phone call, to discuss your dog's behavioural history.

    • 1-hour virtual, outdoor or in-home assessment, training and management plan.

    • 2 hours: Dr. Ledger will prepare a comprehensive report for you and your veterinarian.
       

  3. Appointments Inclusions:
     

    • Collaboration with your veterinarian regarding the initial consultation.
       

  4. Follow-Up Sessions:
     

    • 30-minute to 1-hour follow-ups are recommended at key stages after the initial consultation.

    • Follow-ups are charged in addition to the initial consultation fee.

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BOOKING LEAD TIME

Appointments are typically scheduled within 2 weeks to 3 months from the referral date, with urgent cases prioritized.

DOG BEHAVIOUR
CONSULTATIONS

DOG BEHAVIOURAL ISSUES WE COMMONLY SEE

Fear and / or Aggression Towards People

Fear and/or Aggression Towards Dogs

Aggression Towards Cats

Generalized Anxiety

Various Fears

and Phobias

Separation Anxiety

PTSD

Hyper-Activity

Restlessness

Excessive Vocalization

House-Training

Reactivity

Poor Impulse Control

Welfare

Concerns

Child-Dog Interactions

Introducing Dogs to a New Home 

 Noise Sensitivities

 

Dealing with Cruelty / Trauma / Abuse

Cognitive Decline in Older Dogs

Fear During Grooming, Nail Trims & Vet Visits

Dog Insurance Claims

If you are considering behavioural therapy for your dog, and you have pet insurance, it's a good idea to check with your insurance provider to determine whether Dr Ledger's services are covered by your plan. Many pet insurers will cover Dr Ledger's fees, in full or in part, when your claim is eligible.

Contact Animal Behaviour & Welfare Consulting

Location

Vancouver, British Columbia

Voicemail + Email

604-569-9663

Vet Request Forms

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