At the Low Stress Dog and Cat Handling Lab at the AVMA conference, technicians and veterinarians from across the country learn how to handle pets in ways that minimize stress and maximize safety. These low stress animal handling techniques keep them safe and their dog and cat patients calm.
Dogs and other animals that are hand-reared may have self-control issues since most humans aren’t as good at setting limits for puppy behavior as the pup’s mom and siblings are.
Domesticated cats can learn tricks as quickly as their flashier big cat (lions & tigers) counterparts, once their humans learn a few basic training secrets.
You know your dog is the coolest canine on the block. Want your friends and family members to know too? Teach your pooch flashy tricks he’ll enjoy performing.
America is a democracy, but the American family is not. It’s a dictatorship. One youngster explained to me, “In this house, the dogs are the lowest. Next are the kids, then the parents and the cats are on top.”
My young ACD is chasing bikes and sometimes runners. I think they startle her. They move so fast she goes into prey mode. How do I teach her to stop and wait when she is aroused?
The CDC estimates 4.7 million Americans are bitten by dogs every year. Those most at risk are kids, 6 to 9 years old. To prevent bites, kids must learn how to greet and interact safely with dogs.
My 9.5 week old Lab puppy is pretty good at night in her crate, but during the day, she barks, digs, salivates for the entire time. When I let her out she comes out crying and follows me everywhere.
It’s time to plan for summer vacation. Increasing numbers of owners will include their pets. Some planning and a few tips will make traveling with pets safe and enjoyable.