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One of the hardest things for us as dog training professionals is figuring out how and when to bring in additional help. Clients want solutions, they want them now, and they look to us for those solutions. Unfortunately, the tools available to us as dog trainers are not always enough to resolve problematic behavior. This presentation will address the question of when, and how, to bring in assistance from veterinary behaviorists. Case studies will be presented, and several related topics will also be addressed, including how to determine if a veterinary behaviorist is required, how to get clients on board, and how to create a reciprocal referral relationship with a veterinary behaviorist. Learning Objectives: - Attendees will come away with tools that will help them determine whether a veterinary behaviorist is needed or not in any given case. Several key criteria that signal that a veterinary behaviorist is needed will be included. - Attendees will be better able to explain the role of the veterinary behaviorist to a client. They will also have some tools to help get clients on board with bringing in a veterinary behaviourist, despite what may be significant barriers in terms of distance and cost. - Attendees will get guidance on how to collaborate effectively with veterinary behaviorists (and other veterinary professionals), both when making a referral and after a veterinary behaviorist is involved in the case. - Attendees will understand how to cultivate connections with veterinary behaviorists in order to promote a reciprocal referral relationship. -Attendees will also receive suggestions on how to deal with situations where a client will not, or cannot, see a veterinary behaviorist.