Desensitization and Counterconditioning: Teaching Dogs to Willingly Accept Medical Procedures

3 CE units available after the completion of the test.

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 lab, 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.




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.

The module in this DVD is also available as an individual online course.

This DVD is also available as part of the multi-course curriculum the Master Class Collection.

Additional information

Weight 3.375 oz
Dimensions 7.5 × 5.25 × .5 in

Weight: 2.8 oz
Dimensions: 5 1/4in x 7 1/2in x 1/2in

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