A working knowledge of applied animal behavior is highly advantageous for veterinary practitioners. Not only can simple training procedures make practice easier, quicker and more enjoyable but proactive behavior and training advice can substantially improve the quality of life for dogs, their owners and clinic personnel. New puppy owners must know how to raise and train a puppy. To facilitate new puppy owner education, the SIRIUS® Veterinary Behavior Program provides practitioners with free, handy, comprehensive educational materials to distribute to clients. 

For more in-depth information, please check out our online course: Practical Behavior information for Veterinary Practitioners (RACE-approved).

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome

    • Table of Contents

    • Introduction

  • 2


    • A Puppy's First Visit

    • An Adult Dog’s First Visit

    • Safe Socialization with People

    • Errorless Housetraining

    • Chewtoy-Training

    • Separation Anxiety vs. Separation Fun

    • Lure/Reward Training

    • Bite Inhibition

    • Reactivity vs. Danger

    • Subliminal Bite Triggers

    • Neonatal Handling

    • Environmental Enrichment Changes Neuroanatomy

  • 3


    • Well Done!