Is your dog scared of going to the Vet?
Do you get stressed taking your dog to the Vet?
Is your dog showing aggression towards the Vet?
Is it difficult for your Vet to examine your dog?
Do you have difficulty providing ear, eye or other medical treatments for your dog?
Is your dog avoidant of being groomed or having his nails clipped?
Does your dog panic or show aggression when they are physically restrained?
Vet visits don’t have to be scary, there are many things we can do to make them enjoyable. You do not have to compromise your dog’s mental well-being to keep them physically healthy.
Some dog's fear of the Vets is so extreme that it can compromise their physical well-being. A dog that is unable to be safely examined or treated by a Vet may suffer greatly or worse have to be put to sleep. If your dog is too scared or unable to be examined by a Vet please do not wait until they become unwell or in pain before asking for help. Take action now. In discussion with yourselves and your Vet Mandy can help come up with a plan that will enable your dog to be safely and effectively treated should the need arise in the future.
Mandy is a Fear Free Certified Professional who specialises in helping owners with dogs who display fear anxiety and stress during Vet Visits and Vet Handling and can provide you with lots of great tips and advice on how we can reduce our dog’s fear and stress during Vet Visits.
Physical restraint is often the main stressor for our dogs and can often be a trigger for aggression. Mandy can help you teach your dog to actively participate in their own veterinary and husbandry care, using restraint free methods. If we can teach our dogs to co-operate and offer voluntary behaviours that enables us to examine them and provide necessary care for them without the need for restraint, we can significantly reduce their fear and anxiety in such situations which also has a knock on positive effect on their welfare.
Mandy can show you how to develop a 2-way conversation with your dog, providing your dog with choice and control by teaching them a way to communicate ‘I’m ready’, ‘no’, ‘stop’ or ‘I need a break’. This helps empower your dog, increases their motivation to participate, reduces fear anxiety and stress and reduces the risk of aggression.
TOP 5 TIPS FOR REDUCING YOUR DOG'S FEAR ANXIETY AND STRESS AT THE VETS
For details of our upcoming Fear Free Vet Visits Talk please see 'Seminars & Workshops'
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