Recognizing Brewing Fear and Aggression in Dogs and Cats

1.5 CE units

Days to complete course: 90

Dog and cat bites are the most common cause of injury in the veterinary hospital or pet care setting. Failing to recognize signs of fear and stress or using improper handling leads to an increase in behavior issues for patients, an increase in staff injuries, a decrease in owner compliance and avoidance of future visits. In this online course learn the skills to interact with these pets, win the trust of the patients and their owners, and avoid potentially dangerous situations.




Learning Objectives:

• Recognize signs of fear and anxiety in dogs and cats by reading their body language.

• Identify the common errors people make which may make dogs and cats more fearful or aggressive.

• Learn how to approach fearful and aggressive dogs and cats in a non-threatening and safe manner so they feel calm and secure.

• Recognize how unruly behavior and overarousal can lead to aggression and learn the general approach to addressing these issues.

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