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Tackling The Vacuum Villain

Many dogs leave the room as soon as the “vacuum villain” shows up. They may tremble in fear, slink off to the couch to hide, or even bite or bark at the vacuum to make it go away. Why do dogs fear the vacuum?

What is a Safe Haven for Your Dog?

A safe haven or space is a carefully designated, comfortable, climate-controlled area within your home where your dog can retreat when needed.

Hyperesthesia Syndrome in Cats

Feline Hyperesthesia syndrome (FHS) means “too much feeling”, hyperesthesia is the opposite of anesthesia which means a lack of feeling or no sensation at all.

Dr. Sophia Yin’s Philosophies on Early Learning Theories

Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM, CAAB, MS was a veterinarian, animal behaviorist, author, and the creator of Low Stress Handling®.

What Is Consent?

Consent means your dog is giving permission before allowing something to happen to them.

Teaching Your Puppy to Love Their Leash Equipment

By pairing the sight of the collar and leash with food, your new puppy should quickly form positive associations. The presence of the equipment will predict tasty treats, creating a positive emotional response to the leash and collar.

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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