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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Online Courses

The CattleDog Publishing® team compiled this list of the online courses that directly benefit Veterinary Professionals. This includes, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, customer service representatives, students, and anyone that handles animals. These courses are meant to expand your knowledge of animal handling and behavior, as well as reduce stressful incidents in your clinic or hospital. All of the courses are accredited by RACE, CPDT, CBCC, and IAABC.

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These books are valuable resources to help you and your patients. The Low Stress Handling Behavior and Modification of Cats and Dogs and The Nerdbook should be staples in your practice.
The Perfect Puppy Book is a resource you can recommend to pet owners.

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Dr. Yin’s informational DVDs are a great resource to keep at your facility because if you or your team members need a refresher, the DVDs are the perfect way to review and build confidence.

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Posters and Booklets

These posters are essential in every exam room. They are a great way to recognize signs of anxiety and fear as you are examining your patients, as well as a wonderful resource to spark behavioral conversations between you and the pet owner.

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The articles below are geared towards not only helping veterinary professionals reduce incidents in the hospital or clinic, but these resources can also be passed onto your clients.

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 that have killed many animals but that are much less frequent now due to our widespread vaccination programs. One can be reminded of the negative effects of non-vaccination by looking at shelters statistics or by visiting a developing country. Says Janice Girardi, founder and director

Why Australia

July 23, 2015

During the course of my undergraduate degree in Animal Science, I quickly realized that working in a vet hospital setting wasn’t going to be my thing – but research was so cool! I discovered that I could study animal behaviour from an applied research perspective instead of becoming a veterinarian. This was in great part due to an incredible mentor, veterinarian, and applied animal behaviourist, Dr Sophia Yin. Not only did Dr Yin let me assist in her research projects and private consultations, she also encouraged me to take on as many outside learning opportunities as I could fit in:

Veterinarians and Technicians – Partners in Care like Partners in a Dance

October 1, 2016

As the current Executive Director of Dr. Sophia Yin’s (1966 – 2014) company, CattleDog Publishing, I am quickly realizing that I have some pretty incredible shoes to fill. Two of the many things that Dr. Yin was known for, before her passing, was her passion for research and her love for writing in a way that

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.

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/    Karen Pryor Clicker Training Karen Pryor Academy https://www.karenpryoracademy.com/         Fear Free℠ Fear Free, LLC, headed by Dr. Marty Becker https://fearfreepets.com/courses/fear-free-certification-program/      2018VMXLogo Other sources for learning how to reduce pet fear and aggression during veterinary care also exist, such as a

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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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