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Shake a Paw for Nail Trims

Teaching “shake a paw” is a fun trick and can be helpful for nail trims.

Stationing Your Dog for Nail Trims

Stationing is beneficial for nail trims as well as veterinary and husbandry procedures. Training consent behaviors builds confidence, promotes force-free learning, and increases your pet’s cooperation.

Teaching Your Dog To Lie on Their Side for Nail Trims

Training consent behaviors builds confidence, promotes force-free learning, and increases your pet’s cooperation.

What Is Cooperative Care in Veterinary Medicine?

Animal behavior is a crucial aspect of veterinary care.  Whether your pet has pain or just “ain’t doing right,”  the pet’s behavior, body language, and overall demeanor is part of obtaining a thorough and precise physical examination.  Without this type of examination, symptoms and diagnoses may be missed that could make or break the treatment plans.  Without the ability to communicate, the pet may panic causing increased fear, stress, aggression, and anxiety that is associated with handling and restraint. When the veterinary staff is unable to successfully examine or handle a patient, it becomes a quality-of-life concern as the veterinary

Fear-related Aggression in Cats

Just like us, cats feel fear, and their behavior changes in response to it. What makes one cat fearful or anxious may not make another one feel that way. 

Desensitization and Counterconditioning to Nail Trimmers for Cats

How to help your cat get used to having their nails trimmed Start by putting the trimmers in a common area like your living room where your cat can choose to explore them at their pace. Putting treats around the nail trimmers can help to create more positive associations with them. If your cat will not go near the trimmers, feed them treats at a comfortable distance. Gradually decrease the distance between them and the nail trimmers. Next, have the nail trimmers nearby when you are interacting with your cat. This interaction may be a play session or a time

Low Stress Handling® Silver-Level Certification

Individual Certification at this level demonstrates to clients and employers the individual’s dedicated interest in Low Stress Handling®. Hospital Certification at this level demonstrates to clients and staff the hospital’s commitment to appropriately training staff in Low Stress Handling® methods.

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