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Asking or Demanding: Cue vs Command

November 18, 2022

Giving your dog a cue supplies an opportunity to earn a reward. Ordering your dog to comply instead may cause avoidance or fear.

Why Is My Dog So Stubborn?

November 18, 2022

Why is my dog so stubborn and won’t listen to me?

Shake a Paw for Nail Trims

November 9, 2022

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

Press Release 2022

September 26, 2022

CattleDog Publishing, VIN and the VIN Foundation Partner to Honor Dr. Sophia Yin’s Legacy The Low Stress Handling® Movement: How Sophia and Her CattleDog Started It All! Davis, CA:  As the 8th anniversary of Dr. Sophia Yin’s death approaches, CattleDog Publishing, Veterinary Information Network, and the VIN Foundation, honor her memory by highlighting her life achievements and contributions. Her Read More

The Low Stress Handling® Movement: How Sophia and Her CattleDog Started It All!

September 23, 2022

From the diagnosis and treatment of behavioral conditions to the reduction of fear, anxiety, and stress in veterinary patients, the past 20 years have seen numerous advances in veterinary behavior. In the early 2000’s Sophia Yin, a veterinarian and animal behaviorist, emerged on the scene to lead this transformation. Motivated by the realization that more pets were euthanized for behavioral reasons than medical issues, she made it her lifelong passion to educate veterinarians and animal professionals about animal behavior and the benefits of Low Stress Handling for dogs and cats.

The Low Stress Handling Movement: How Sophia and Her Cattle Dog Started It All

September 23, 2022

“With good handling, the patient should get better and not worse.” Sophia Yin

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