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The Collar Hold

0 | Posted: October 22, 2019

By Sally J. Foote, DVM, LSHC-Silver This hold controls direction in 6 ways to reduce movement and provide staff safety from head flip or bite attempts. This technique is part of the HMR Lab 3 of the Low Stress Handling® Certification Course – Silver. The handler places forward pressure if the dog moves back; downward … Continued

Meet Alana Stevenson, Creator of “Feline Fundamentals” Webinars

0 | Posted: October 1, 2019

We are excited to offer new feline handling webinars by noted animal behaviorist Alana Stevenson. Alana has been helping dog and cat owners resolve their pets’ behavioral problems since early 2003. She is certified in Low Stress Handling for Dogs and Cats, is on the Cat-Friendly Practice Advisory Council for the American Association of Feline Practitioners, and is the … Continued

The Scruff Substitute

0 | Posted: September 17, 2019

Dr. Sally J. Foote, DVM, LSHC-Silver This type of restraint is called the “cowl technique.”  A pillowcase, flannel baby blanket, or thin hand towel is rolled into a tube and wrapped quickly around the neck like a doughnut to hold the head.  The point of restraint is like scruffing but does not create the association … Continued

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A Jack Russell Christmas

A Jack Russell Christmas

| Posted: December 20, 2017

A “Throwback” Christmas. From 2013 A Jack Russell Christmas: It’s Christmas time and naughty Jonesy can’t wait to open...
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Meet our new Director

Dr Sally Foote DVM, CFBC-IAABC

Dr Foote graduated from  the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 1984 after 2 years of undergraduate study at Purdue University and currently is in practice inTuscola, IL.  She has always practiced small animal, companion medicine with a special interest in pet animal behavior.

Dr Foote was a friend and colleague of Dr Sophia Yin, working with her on the Fear Free board, committees for the the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior and collaborating on Low Stress Handling ideas. Dr Foote was asked to lead CattleDog publishing in January of 2016 to help promote and develop products for the company, following the mission and spirit of Dr Yin. Read more here

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