What is the Low Stress Handling University?

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by Sarah Flowers, University Program Manager Recently you hosted an interview with CattleDog Publishing’s University Program Manager, Sarah Flowers, about what the Low Stress Handling University is and what it offers for its students. With your permission, we are including that interview here for our reader’s enjoyment. YOU: Hi Sarah, thank you for speaking with … Continued

Tactile Learning & Low Stress Handling: The Step from Learning to Doing

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  As I am leading handling labs in Low Stress Handling, I have come to realize the tremendous impact hands-on learning has to actually feeling confident using Low Stress handling techniques. This type of learning is also called tactile learning – because you literally feel the process of what you are learning. When I think … Continued

Are You in a North/South Workplace?

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  Low Stress Handling™ has moved from a handful of professionals using the Low Stress Handling, Restraint and Behavior Modification of Dogs & Cats textbook, to more than a thousand Low Stress Handling™ Certified professionals. For some workplaces, changing animal care to a Low Stress culture has been an exciting change, with clear objectives and … Continued

What is the Low Stress Handling™ Certification?

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  Dr. Sophia Yin’s pet-friendly animal handling techniques are shaping the new standard of care for petcare professionals. Low Stress Handling leads to safer and more satisfied staff, efficient workplaces, lowered liability, loyal clients, and of course, happy animals. Download your own copy of the Low Stress Handling Certification Guide now!! About this Program: Veterinary hospitals … Continued

CattleDog Publishing – A Look Behind the Curtain

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  Nearly eighty years ago (1939) movie-going audiences received their first look at what would eventually become an every day phenomenon. Movies in color. The film, The Wizard of Oz, wowed viewers with a mix of singing, dancing, and beautiful technicolor. In the story a young Dorothy Gail, portrayed by Judy Garland, must go on a … Continued

Low Stress Handling® – From the Veterinary Technicians’ Perspective

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  Every year hundreds of veterinarians, veterinary technicians, animal behaviorists, and others search for new and better ways to treat and train animals both in the veterinary practice and in the home. A few years ago pioneering animal behaviorist and veterinarian, Dr. Sophia Yin, developed a system for recognizing brewing fear and aggression, while reducing this … Continued

Veterinarians and Technicians – Partners in Care like Partners in a Dance

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  As the current Executive Director of Dr. Sophia Yin’s (1966 – 2014) company, CattleDog Publishing, I am quickly realizing that I have some pretty incredible shoes to fill. Two of the many things that Dr. Yin was known for, before her passing, was her passion for research and her love for writing in a … Continued

New Poster! The Body Language of Feline Anxiety

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The first step to keeping animals calm is understanding their way of communicating with us humans. We’ve covered the important cues to dog behavior in our Body Language of Fear in Dogs poster. Now we have those same cues in poster form for cats! This informative tool can now be downloaded as a pdf, which means … Continued

Pretzel Stick Dental Exams

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Dr. Sally Foote DVM Have you ever had a patient you wanted to “flip the lip” for a dental exam, but the patient was anxious about mouth handling? Raising the upper lip, also known as “Flip the lip” can be difficult for pets’ who are wary of handling around the head. These situations are challenging, … Continued

Sedation plus Treats for Counterconditioning

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Dr. Karolina Westlund undertook a study of the an issue many vets have questions on regarding counterconditioning at the veterinary office. Can you offer treats when you may be using sedation.