Canine Lab 4: Desensitization and Counterconditioning: Teaching Dogs to Willingly Accept Medical Procedures

3 CE units

Days to complete course: 90

Many dogs react strongly to handling for nail trims, injections, and venipuncture and often this is a result of previous negative interactions. While it may seem faster to use force, this makes the patient worse and takes more time. In this online course, you will learn the detailed steps and nuances which will lead to quick and efficient success. With each low stress interaction, your patient will enjoy their visits more and so will the clients.




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Learning Objectives:

• Train dogs to associate nail trims, injections, muzzles or head collars, and almost any procedure with positive interactions.

• Discover how subtle differences in timing, treat placement, value, and delivery technique can alter your effectiveness and efficiency in training.

• Learn how to alter your criteria to set up your dog for success.

• Discover how to use motivators other than food for desensitization and counterconditioning.

• Recognize common training mistakes when you are performing the techniques correctly or when to make modifications.

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