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Part 1: Handling, Moving, and Restraining Dogs in Stressful Environments. A Workshop on Essential Exercises with Special Techniques for Medium and Large Dogs
Part 2: Handling, Moving, and Restraining Small and Medium-sized Dogs with Skill and Ease
Part 3: Desensitization & Counterconditioning: Teaching Dogs to Willingly Accept Medical Procedures
Are you uncomfortable handling large, hyperactive, or seemingly aggressive dogs? Did you know that if you’re unaware of how the dog perceives every interaction, you could be giving unclear or conflicting cues, which can cause him to become confused, fearful, and even aggressive? Learn the Low Stress Handling technique that will allow you to provide clear direction and hence have good control to improve both your confidence in handling and the dog’s confidence in you.
Have you ever had to struggle to get a dog into a position or keep him there for an exam or procedure? We often use force to restrain uncooperative dogs when techniques that incorporate finesse would work better. With Low Stress Handling techniques you learn how to control movement in all direction while the support and guidance the dog needs to feel secure.
People tend to restrain small and medium-sized dogs with force due to their size, which causes them to struggle defensively. The result: procedures take longer and patients become more difficult with each visit. In this lab, you’ll learn a variety of holds and be able to identify the directions of movement they control. This will allow you to adapt quickly to the situation and to the dog’s response. Patients who otherwise would be difficult to handle will now be calm and cooperative.
Many dogs dislike or are fearful of various types of handling for procedures such as toenail trims, injections, and venipuncture. While it may seem faster to use force-restraint, this type of handling frequently makes the patient worse and takes more time. Techniques for training dogs to enjoy procedures are straightforward, but there are important nuances. In the fourth lab of this Master Class Collection, you’ll learn the detailed steps that will lead to quick and efficient success. Your patients will now be happy and your clients will be, too.