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Most cats and many dogs actually feel like they’re going to die (quite literally) when visiting the veterinarian. This is more than just being a tad-stressed. We know this is deleterious to pets for several reasons, and one is simply clients then no longer visit the vet. Steve suggests Fear Free sm begins in homes. He talks about lowering fear, anxiety and stress before veterinary visits – how to get pets to vets - and describes Fear Free Happy Homessm,, and why how enriched environments matter. Dog training professionals are a part of the bigger picture, setting up dogs for success using positive reinforcement methods, and encouraging their clients to do the same through the lifetime of the dog. Steve discusses both puppy classes and also classes for kitten socialization. Fear Freesm Isn’t only limited to veterinary professionals, Steve explains how dog training professionals can participate.