CEU Event: Desensitization and Counterconditioning: Teaching Dogs to Willingly Accept Medical Procedu

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 0.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00

* Courses approved for CBCC-KA CEUs may be applied to a CPDT-KA or CPDT-KSA recertification. Courses approved for CPDT-KA or CPDT-KSA may not be applied to a CBCC-KA recertification.

PLEASE NOTE: CPDT-KA can earn a MAXIMUM of 12 CPDT-KSA Skills CEUS within their 3 year certification period.


Summary: Many dogs dislike or are fearful of various types of handling for procedures such as toenail trims, injections and venipuncture. While it may seem faster to use force-restraint, this type of handling frequently makes the patients worse and takes more time. Techniques for training dogs to enjoy procedures are straightforward, but there are important nuances. In this lab, you'll learn the detailed steps that will lead to quick and efficient success. Your patients will now be happy and your clients will be too. Course Objectives: 1. Learn how to train a dog to enjoy toenail trims, injections, muzzles or head collars, and almost any procedure that he previously disliked. 2. Discover how subtle differences in timing, treat placement, choice of motivator, food delivery technique and the ability to define appropriate criteria can make vast differences in the effectiveness and efficiency of your training. 3. Learn how to increase the likelihood that a dog is motivated for the food that you are using. Discover how you can desensitize and counterconditioning using motivators other than food. 4. Recognize when you're performing the techniques correctly, how to avoid common mistakes and when to make modifications.

Sponsor:CattleDog Publishing
Speaker(s):Dr. Sophia Yin

Contact: CattleDog Publishing
 Email: support@lowstresshandling.com
 Phone: 530-757-2383
 Web: http://www.drsophiayin.com/