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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The Nerdbook was created by Dr. Yin when she was going through school. Its compact structure and abundant information is a go-to resource during any student’s academic experience. 

The Low Stress Handling®Restraint and Behavior Modification of Cats and Dogs book is a great beginning guide to what Low Stress Handling is and how to actively apply the techniques in a hospital or clinic setting.

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The expertise of leading professionals in their respective fields is at your fingertips. These articles are for students who want to build their arsenal of useful animal handling and training information.

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

World Rabies Day: How Vaccinations Can Stop Epidemics

September 26, 2011

When you live in a country such as the United States, where vaccination of dogs and cats is common, at least in your neighborhood, it can be easy to forget that there’s a reason why we vaccinate. The core vaccines we provide to our pets were invented in response to specific fatal outbreaks and epidemics

Tactile Learning & Low Stress Handling: The Step from Learning to Doing

October 25, 2017

As I am leading handling labs in Low Stress Handling, I have come to realize the tremendous impact hands-on learning has to actually feeling confident using Low Stress handling techniques. This type of learning is also called tactile learning – because you literally feel the process of what you are learning. When I think about providing health care to animals, it is primarily based on touch.

Building A Low Stress Clinic

September 17, 2018

Featured Low Stress Handling Clinic:Zionsville Country Veterinary Clinic (Whitestown, IN) I met Dr. Shari Lyons many years ago at a women’s veterinary practice owners retreat in Louisville, Kentucky. I lost touch with her over the years, but we reconnected when she contacted me about bringing more Low Stress Handling® training into her clinic. As a

Animal Trainers and Behaviorists: Licensing and Certification

July 11, 2014

You should find a good trainer.” How many times have we heard this advice but don’t know exactly who to turn to? When one of my dogs began exhibiting aggressive behavior, many people told me that I should “find” a behaviorist, as if it were a simple, ordinary task and that all I had to

Organization for Low Stress Success

August 14, 2019

      1. Have a shelf with a variety of treats following the hierarchy of rewards and offer hypoallergenic ones. Break the treats into small pieces, the size of a Cheerio and store in jars. You want to deliver rewards frequently and in small tidbits. (Okaw Veterinary Clinic, Tuscola IL)      LowStressSuccess2  

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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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