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

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.

Understanding Your Dog’s Body Language

Understanding and respecting your best friend’s body language is essential to strengthen and maintain the bond between you.

Can Cats Be Trained?

September 21, 2022Ask LSH Cats I am a... Pet Owner Trainer

Many cats easily learn tricks and enjoy doing them, providing both physical and mental enrichment.

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.

Puzzle Toys for Your Dog

Does your dog finish his food toy in just a few minutes? Puzzle toys can help make treat time last longer. 

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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