Category: Lectures and Seminars

The Future of the Low Stress Handling™ Certification

We’ve heard you and we’re doing something about it! CattleDog Publishing is dedicated to ensuring that your needs as a Continuing Education learner are met and, hopefully, exceeded. Many of you have complained about technical difficulties with progressing through the Low Stress Handling Silver Certification course as it is currently offered through the ProProfs hosting platform. We here at CattleDog Publishing have also noted several technical and logistical deficiencies with the ProProfs hosting platform and have been diligently seeking out a new platform to host the Low Stress Handling Silver Certification course. Good News!! We Found One!! We are currently working

Cesar Millan at Western Veterinary Conference – Good or Bad?

Why am I writing this? It’s not about the choice of Cesar Millan, but about our response as veterinarians. When a company brings a representative that is opposite of proven science and veterinary medicine, it requires a response. Why a company chooses a spokesperson and how much attention they give to the background, integrity and relevancy of the spokesman to the product is just as important as scientific research and safety, in my opinion.

A Visit to the Medical Center for Birds

The primary reasons for the use of low stress handling techniques and methods in avian species are no different than with companion dogs and cats. The adverse effects of learned fear, increased escape and avoidance behaviors, increased aggression, generalized fear and even apathy are profound.

Dog Class: Week 1 of our Family Fido: Training for People and Their Pooches Class

It’s week 1 of our quarterly 7-week dog class and we have some fun and exciting updates in store. First, this quarter two of our student employees, Lynna and Lauren, get to teach one exercise each week. That allows me and co-instructor, Melissa Morris, CPDT-KA, to assist with the demo so that there are more “demonstrators” for the participants to watch. It also allows us to test out our curriculum for training new instructors to teach our specific training program. As usual, the set of classes started off with our introductory workshop-game show. In this workshop, we find out about

Low Stress Handling Lab in Chicago at Narnia Pet Behavior and Training

          Narnia Laura Monaco Torello’s ridgeback puppy is having a great time during the handling lab. This weekend featured another successful workshop and low stress handling lab in Chicago at Narnia Pet, a fantastic positive-reinforcement based dog-training facility. While I have held most of these labs for veterinarians and their staff, most of the attendees at this lab were dog trainers, groomers, doggie daycare providers, as well as some veterinary hospital staff. With 9 little dogs and 8 large dogs participating, each team of three to four humans got plenty of practice while keeping the dogs

Technicians and Vets Learn Low Stress Animal Handling Techniques at the 2009 AVMA Conference

“I wish someone had shown me this towel wrap technique before cats had scratched my arms for 13 years,” says technician Brandy Oates, a veteran at handling pets as she practices what I call the Burrito Wrap on a stuffed cat. She’s attending the Low Stress Dog and Cat Handling Lab at the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) conference in Seattle, Washington. While I have already taught this lab at a number of universities, including Colorado State University, UC Davis, and University of Wisconsin, this is the first time I’ve taught this particular lab at a national veterinary conference. Technicians

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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