Practical Behavior Information for Veterinary Practitioners
Your Guide to a Happier and More Successful Practice
This seminar comprises just about all that veterinary practitioners need to know about dog behavior and training. It consists of over 6 hours of video, plus detailed notes and supplementary dog training resources that can be downloaded and distributed to your clients.
The scope of the information is certainly not huge but it’s hugely time-sensitive and critically important for dogs’, owners’ and practitioners’ mental health and quality of life. Dogs develop only a limited number of problems, the problems are utterly predictable and their prevention or resolution is by and large, pretty straightforward.
These predictable and preventable behavior problems are the single biggest reason why owners surrender or abandon their dogs. Owners do not want to live with a dog that soils the house, barks excessively, chews destructively, misbehaves when left at home alone, or is hyperactive or unfriendly. The pet loses its life, the owner loses a companion and the veterinarian loses an animal client. It makes good sense, therefore, for veterinarians to consider pets’ psychological and behavioral health as well physical health, i.e., to educate your clients how to educate their pets.
The veterinary profession holds the key, since practitioners enjoy the unique position of seeing every puppy a number of times while he/she is still young and impressionable and at a time when the owners are enthusiastic about training. This seminar will provide effective resources for veterinarians to disseminate necessary time-sensitive educational materials to their clients.
Animal behavior has a crucial impact on the veterinary profession. Mannerly, well-behaved and good-natured dogs allow the practitioner to get on with their job. Behavior, temperament and training problems waste time and generally make life unpleasant for the practitioner, owner and animal client.
At the end of the course, students will be able to…
Session 1 Lecture Notes
1.1 An Ounce of Prevention
1.2 Better Late than Never
1.3 It's Up to You!
Session 2 Lecture Notes
2.1 Prevention vs. Treatment
2.2 Assess the Damage
2.3 Bite Inhibition
2.4 Bite Threshold
Session 3 Lecture Notes
3.1 Predictable Behavior Problems
3.2 Total Management
3.3 Autotraining with Kongs
Session 4 Lecture Notes
4.1 People Training
4.2 Building a Better Practice
4.3 Change is Coming
Certificate and Continued Education Credits