Category: Pet Owner

Preparing Puppies for Veterinary Visits

The veterinary hospital can be a scary environment for puppies. With a little bit of preparation at home, you can make veterinary visits low stress.

What Do My Dog’s Kisses and Rollover Really Mean?

January 15, 2023Ask LSH Dogs I am a... Pet Owner

You may believe when your dog licks you it is a sign of affection, but dogs usually do not show affection this way.

Asking or Demanding: Cue vs Command

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, 2022Ask LSH Dogs I am a... Pet Owner

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

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.

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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