CEU Event: Restricted Activity for Dogs

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 1.00 CBCC-KSA Knowledge: 0.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00 CBCC-KSA Skills: 0.00


"He’s going to need six weeks crate rest; just keep him quiet while he recovers." These words, that can strike fear and dread into owners’ hearts, often form part of the treatment requirements for dogs undergoing surgery or requiring long term medical care. Vets can usually only give limited advice regarding keeping dogs appropriately mentally and emotionally supported whilst their walks are restricted and owners are left to manage as best they can. This may be stressful for both the guardian and their dog, and can lead to behaviour change and other problems. This webinar, and the associated book, gives ideas to help owners in this situation to identify the individual needs of their dog. In addition it aims to support owners in preparing their dog for a period of restricted exercise when surgical interventions are planned. Ideas and tips for mental stimulation and emotional support, as well as alternatives to physical exercise and guidance on how to teach specific skills are included. The webinar includes case studies, review of associated research on the topic and photos and videos to illustrate the points made. Webinar Objectives Understand why a period of restricted activity might be needed Understand why it's important to make adjustments. Learn how to assess emotional, physical and mental needs of the dog. Learn what to do in an emergency. Learn how to prepare for a planned period of restricted activity. Ideas to meet the above needs Understand how to support clients facing such a period. Understand how to reintroduce the dog back to normal levels of activity, or how to adjust longer term

Sponsor:The Pet Professional Guild
Speaker(s):Sian Ryan

Contact: Louise Stapleton-Frappell
 Email: louise@petprofessionalguild.com
 Phone: 413-648-7246
 Web: https://petprofessionalguild.com/event-2563362