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Are you routinely scruffing, stretching or struggling with cats, or do you find that you have difficulty with hyperactive, fearful or aggressive dogs? Learn Low Stress techniques for handling even the most difficult patients. From creating a calm, inviting environment, to using towel wrap techniques, to multiple methods for handling pets of different sizes and temperaments, you'll learn principles and techniques that allow you to adjust to the patients needs. Put it all together and you'll create a more pet friendly hospital. Attendees will: 1) Learn how the sights, sounds, smells, and surfaces in your practice may be increasing the stress in your patients. Find ways to create a calm, safe, and secure environment. 2) Understand how every interaction - how you approach, pick an animal up, move them from place to place, or restrain - affects the animal's perception of you and its willingness to cooperate. 3) Realize that animals don't understand human language. Miscommunication can cause them to become frustrated and confused. Learn the principles of how to position your body, place your hands, and adjust your movement to provide the direction and guidance the animal needs.
Speaker(s):Dr. Sophia Yin