Understanding and Compassion: Keys to a Successful Adoption

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By Traci Sennesael, LSHC-Silver Adopting a dog from a shelter or rescue is a very noble thing to do and can mean the difference between life and death for many of these animals. Unfortunately, sometimes people with the best intentions find themselves overwhelmed when they bring their rescue home and are suddenly faced with some … Continued

The Collar Hold

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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

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

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Low Stress Handling® Resources from CattleDog Publishing

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By Sally J. Foote, DVM, CABC-IAABC, LSHC-S Past Executive Director, CattleDog Publishing February 21, 2019 As the discipline of reducing stress during veterinary care grows, it helps to have a place where you can find resources.   In this post, I have gathered the handouts, blog articles, book chapters, and on-line course content descriptions in one place … Continued

Dr. Yin and Rhodesian Ridgeback demonstrate muzzle

NEW CDP Quarterly Magazine!!!

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  We are proud to announce the launch of the 2nd issue of the new CattleDog Publishing Quarterly magazine. We’ve had a lot of fun putting this issue together for you, and more than a little doggie slobber to prove it. In this issue we announce the launch of four (4) brand new webinars on … Continued

WE HAVE PUPPIES!!! Part 2

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By Randy Carpadus, Web and Brand Manager.   I have to apologize as we fell a bit behind blogging about the pups. Here was what I was supposed to post 2+ weeks ago! I will have an update next week with pictures of them moving down to the “Livestock kennel”.   5/25/2018 Well, the puppies … Continued

WE HAVE PUPPIES!!! (Part 1 of an Ongoing “Perfect Puppy” Series)

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  By Randy Carpadus, Web and Brand Manager. In addition to my work at CattleDog Publishing, I am also involved (and have been most of my life) in rescuing and placing “Livestock Guardian Dog” breeds, in particular the rarer breeds. Livestock Guardian Dogs (LGDs) are dogs from specific breeds that have been used for thousands … Continued

Dr. Sally Foote with her presentation poster at the AVMA Convention 2017

Bite/Near-Bite Job Stress Poster Presentation at AVMA Convention in Indianapolis.

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  At the end of July 2017, I attended the American Veterinary Medical Association Convention in Indianapolis, IN. This was pretty exciting for me as I was selected as a poster presenter for my survey “Once Bitten, Twice Shy – Bite/Near-Bite Job Stress in Veterinary Medicine.” In addition to the poster presentation, I was also … Continued