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New DVD! Dog Aggression: From Fearful, Reactive, or Hyperactive to Focused, Happy, and Calm

11/17/14 - Comments: 2

You may know many techniques for dealing with your reactive or aggressive dog, but with many dogs, to get the results you want you need a clear step-by-step plan. First you need to realize that every interaction is a training session, so what you do outside of official sessions may…

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Scruffy’s Cadbury Egg Disaster:  A Case for Training Dogs to Sit Politely Instead of Counter-Surfing

11/03/14 - Comments: 2

By Sophia Yin, DVM For most pet parents, having a dog that’s well trained would be nice but doesn’t seem like a necessity. This is especially true if the dog spends most of his time in familiar places—such as the home, or the yard, or just on short walks in…

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Kitty Kindergarten: Learn How to Teach Early Kitten Socialization Classes with This Lecture Video!

09/08/14 - Comments: 7

Are you looking for a way to encourage visitors to come to your shelter, increase kitten adoptions, and as a result have kittens that are less fearful of being handled, encountering strange objects and people, and that are more tolerant of having their nails trimmed or of being vaccinated? Watch…

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The Case of Finn, the Cat Who’s Afraid of Toenail Trims and the Vet

09/08/14 - Comments: 3

Intro by Dr. Sophia Yin In 2009, I produced the first and only textbook and DVD on Low Stress Handling of dogs and cats in the hospital or shelter setting. Since then the methods and philosophy have spread around the world. In this article, my colleague in the Netherlands, Dr.…

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Does this happen to you?

08/20/14 - Comments: 0

Have you ever tried to lure a dog to sit? What about offering treats to get a gentle leader or a muzzle on a dog? Even when you have the right ideas, without correct techniques for giving directions, things won’t go as planned.

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Sedating the Killer Cat

08/14/14 - Comments: 2

A cat comes in to the hospital stressed to kill. What should you do? While cases like this are stressful for these fearful cats, they can cause just as much anxiety in experienced hospital staff as well as clients and other patients exposed to the sound of the loud struggles…

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