Are you a veterinary professional interested in behavior? Have you ever wondered how to reduce your patients’ fearfulness during visits to you clinic? Ever thought about starting puppy or kitten classes? This fun and comprehensive tour through important behavior topics will get your education in behavior off to a great start.
In this course, we will cover canine body language in depth as it is the key to understanding and modifying fear and aggression in the veterinary clinic. We’ll discuss husbandry and examination training so that you can teach staff and pet owners how to desensitize pets to common procedures like scale-loading, nail trims, vaccinations and blood draws. Common dog training and enrichment products will be explored with recommendations about retail sales boosters to enhance your clinic’s overall profit line. There’s a new trend in canine training practices and we’ll educate you about how to bring the best of positive reinforcement training to your clients with ease, including free, customizable handouts for your clients. Puppies and kittens get a lesson all their own – and we’ll give you tips and resources for starting your clinic’s puppy and kitten classes to make the most of sensitive developmental periods. Common canine behavioral problems are usually pretty easy to solve if you have the right answers. We’ll cover the best practices for educating your owners on how to get annoying behaviors to stop. Finally, we’ll discuss the differences between behaviorists, behavior counselors, dog trainers and all those certification abbreviations and what they mean, with recommendations on finding great referral sources in your area. In short, this course will prepare you to be a sensible and practical behavior resource for your patients and pet parents.
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