Category: Shelter Worker

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.

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. 

How to Prepare Your Cat for a Low Stress Handling® Blood Draw Visit

Veterinary visits can be stressful for everyone. Low-Stress Handling® Principles of Handling provide an opportunity for you to help your veterinarian to perform a safer and more thorough physical exam.

Does enrichment matter for my cat?

Is enrichment as important for my new kitten as it would be for dogs or people? It sure is, and here are some tips.

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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