For those of you who are new to this web site or who have not had a chance to examine it thoroughly yet, I want to direct you to the many free, professional-grade, downloadable resources. Feel free to share these resources and link to these pages, using the title of the pages as your linking text. I hope you find them useful for yourself, your staff, and your clients!
Body Language of Fear and Anxiety in Dogs (poster)
|Every year over 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs. One of the most common causes of biting and aggression in dogs is fear. This color poster developed by Dr. Sophia Yin and illustrated by Lili Chin, shows the common as well as more subtle signs of fear and anxiety in dogs. Download the pdf version of the Body Language of Fear and Anxiety in Dogs. You are welcome to make copies to distribute for free.
How to Greet (and How Not to Greet) a Dog (poster)
|This color poster, developed by Dr. Sophia Yin and illustrated by Lili Chin, shows appropriate ways to interact and greet a dog while also illustrating the types of interactions to avoid. The poster is also available for free as a pdf download, which you can print on your own to hand out for free. Download the pdf version of How to Greet a Dog poster.
Puppy Socialization check-list
|It’s now common knowledge that puppies should be socialized, but sometimes it can be tricky remember what they should be socialized to. This socialization checklist breaks the process down into categories and allows owners to keep track, not only of the socialization opportunities but of the pet’s progress. For step-by-step instruction on how to perform the socialization, see Perfect Puppy in 7 Days.
Chapter 2:Dominance vs. Unruly Behavior from Low Stress Handling, Restraint and Behavior Modification of Dogs & Cats.
|Decades ago, commonly-held beliefs about dog behavior were influenced by ideas about wolves. Many of these beliefs were mistakenly based on the behavior of captive wolves, which are poor models for the behavior exhibited by wolves living in their natural habitats. Since then, scientists have updated their knowledge of wolf social systems and of dog social behavior. Download this chapter to get the most current views on dominance and what it is.
BehaviorBytes Quarterly Newsletter
Download back-issues and sign-up to receive upcoming issues. Vol. 1, the inaugural issue, focuses on a “One Person Cat-Handling Technique for Injections”, and discussed behavioral drug use for pets. The theme of Vol. 2 is behavior as a value-added service for veterinary hospitals. For many patients, simple procedures such as toenail trims, grooming, receiving pills or injections, are a dread. This issue shows how to train pets that these procedures are actually fun! The issue also discusses how to incorporate the service into technician behavioral sessions.
Behavior Modification Handouts from BehaviorBytes Newsletters: Each newsletter includes handouts for clients. The three available thusfar include:
- Training Dogs to Love Wearing Muzzles.
- Training Cats to Love their Carriers.
- Check sheet for behavior chapters and videos clients can watch online
Consent Forms for Veterinary Hospitals from BehaviorBytes Newsletters: Each newsletter also includes forms that veterinarians can use within their hospital. The two available thusfar are:
- Sample refusal of recommended behavioral treatment form
- Extra-label consent form