The Scruff Substitute

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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

Organization for Low Stress Success

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By Dr. Sally Foote, DVM Having the tools at your side to deliver the Low Stress care experience is important, especially when creating a new culture of care. It is important that the treats, paper bowls, towels and other tools are stocked every night just like the cotton balls, alcohol and syringes. Here are photos … Continued

Storm / Noise Safe Room Training

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Training to teach your dog to go to a bathroom, basement, or closet during storms for safety and calming. By Dr. Sally Foote, DVM     Getting to the safe room while calm prevents escalation to fear and ensures safety. Learn the “Storm Sangria cocktail and sign up for the“Big Bad Boom” 1 HR RACE … Continued

Step By Step Guide to Interaction

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By Dr. Sally Foote, DVM   It’s all about interactions – Be clear in your body language and reward within 1-2 seconds of the correct behavior. A common scene – your dog jumps up and barks when you walk past or get up from a chair and your home area is too small to move … Continued