Low Stress Handling® Silver - Level Certification

This RACE approved certification will improve the quality of care in your facility, decrease bites, and create a Low Stress work environment

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Our books are wonderful resources for shelters to have on hand for staff and volunteers. Additionally, pet owners may benefit from these books as they adopt a new furry family member to their home.

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Posters and Booklets

With many volunteers coming through our shelter, we want to educate our members quickly and efficiently. The CattleDog Publishing posters hang in clear sight to remind all volunteers to quickly respond and react to animals in a safe way.
The How to Greet a Dog booklet is a great guide for families visiting the shelter. With hand-drawn step-by-step techniques to meeting a new dog, you’ll be giving each family a safe and happy first step to their relationship with a new pet.

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We have several articles available that can be shared with shelter staff and volunteers that will help decrease stress and prepare them for the behavioral issues they may see in the shelter.

Press Release 2022

September 26, 2022

CattleDog Publishing, VIN and the VIN Foundation Partner to Honor Dr. Sophia Yin’s Legacy The Low Stress Handling® Movement: How Sophia and Her CattleDog Started It All! Davis, CA:  As the 8th anniversary of Dr. Sophia Yin’s death approaches, CattleDog Publishing, Veterinary Information Network, and the VIN Foundation, honor her memory by highlighting her life achievements and contributions. Her Read More

Support Your Local Veterinary Practice

January 5, 2018

Over the past few years, various certification programs to reduce fear, anxiety, and aggression in animals receiving veterinary care have been established. Currently, four of the most well known of these programs are: Cat Friendly Practice® American Association of Feline Practitioners https://www.catvets.com/cfp/cfp    Low Stress Handling® Certification CattleDog Publishing, founded by Dr. Sophia Yin https://lowstresshandling.com/ 

Six Strategies for Increasing Animal Adoptions at Shelters

December 9, 2013

During busy seasons some shelters are filled beyond capacity and the best way to remedy this is to get pets adopted out quickly. Besides ensuring that pets are healthy and the environment low stress so that the animals will be comfortable and engaged, what else can shelters do to get these pets adopted out quickly?

Compassionate Vet Care: Handling Pets in a Pet Friendly Manner

June 2, 2011

      low-stress-book-and-dvd Low Stress Handling® Restraint and Behavior Modification of Dogs & Cats Every day, pets are brought to our hospitals in this state of confusion and fear and we expect them to remain calm and cooperate for procedures. We poke them and prod them and carelessly flop them into various positions when

Use Science to Take Your Training to a New Level No Matter What Species You Have, With this DVD

October 27, 2013

If you peruse the internet for animal training advice, you’ll see a lot of information that seems to make sense, but if you know the science behind how animals learn you know that these statements are misinformed. For instance: A zoo trainer might claim, “It’s difficult to train our lions because they are overly motivated for

Low Stress Handling University – Official Launch

June 9, 2017

It’s Here!!! It’s Finally Here!!! You’ve been waiting months for it and now the Low Stress Handling® University is finally open to the public. After 2 months of watching and slicing videos (at least 4 – 5 times each), editing every word and sentence, planning color schemes, developing course organizations, designing curriculums to put those courses into, and

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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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