Discover how to use the science behind learning to teach pets to enjoy an array of handling procedures. In the first 2 parts of this series you've learned how to greet and approach correctly, provide clear direction, and handle and adjust your technique with skill. In the final lab, Dr. Sophia Yin -veterinarian, animal behaviorist and author - teaches you how to use desensitization and counterconditioning to help pets enjoy a variety of medical and husbandry procedures. Once you understand general concepts and important points - staying below threshold, awareness of treat choice, clear movement, timing - you'll be able to adapt to any situation you come across.
Lab 4:Desensitization and Counterconditioning Teaching Dogs to Willingly Accept Medical Procedures
These labs are a continuation of the Workshop DVD: Part 2:Handling and Restraining Small and Medium-sized Dogs with Skill and Ease
Dr. Sophia Yin, a 1993 graduate of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, is the author of numerous books and DVDs including, The Small Animal Veterinary Nerdbook and Low Stress handling, Restraint, and Behavior Modification of Dogs & Cats. She earned her Master's in Animal Science with a behavior emphasis in 2001 from UC Davis. She currently lectures internationally, Provides behavior consultations, and creates educational DVDs and products.