Category: Shelter Worker

Introducing a New Cat Into the Home

Introducing a new cat to your home, especially if you already have cats, is a big deal.

What is a Flirt Pole and How Do You Use it?

A flirt pole is a popular training tool for dogs, using a long pole or handle with a rope or string on one end, and a lure or toy on the other.

When Excitement Causes Your Dog to Tinkle: Conflict (Submissive) and Excitement Urination

Does your dog suddenly lose control of their bladder when you get home? Or when you lean over to pet them, or while greeting visitors? This behavior may be excitement or conflict urination.

The Alpha Roll

The alpha roll is a training method that is no longer recommended. It involves forcefully flipping a dog onto their back and holding them there.

How to Beat Confinement Woes in Dogs and Cats

Some helpful ideas if your pet has an upcoming reason to be confined for an amount of time, such as a surgery.

How To Teach an Emergency Recall

Emergency recall is an important skill to teach your dog for management around other dogs, people, and places.

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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