Low Stress Handling Restraint and Behavior Modification of Dogs &; Cats
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Format
Mixed media product
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
480
Utgivningsdatum
2009-06-15
Förlag
Cattledog Publishing
Illustratör/Fotograf
colour illustrations
Illustrationer
1600 Illustrations, color
Dimensioner
253 x 195 x 15 mm
Vikt
1160 g
Komponenter
Contains 1 Book and 1 DVD-ROM
ISBN
9780964151840
Low Stress Handling Restraint and Behavior Modification of Dogs &; Cats

Low Stress Handling Restraint and Behavior Modification of Dogs &; Cats

Techniques for Developing Patients Who Love Their Visits

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Dr. Sophia Yin, author of the Small Animal Veterinary Nerdbook, is a veterinarian, applied animal behaviorist, author, and speaker. Her passion for animals and their proper handling and restraint led her to spend hundreds of hours on this project - a new book and instructional DVD set focused on the most humane techniques that reduce stress for people and pets. The book and DVD feature: * More than 1,600 photos that show practicing veterinarians and students how to handle dogs and cats correctly * Explanations of what vets think they're doing right but may actually be doing wrong * Three hours of video clips with voiceover narratives that show correct and incorrect handling procedures By using this training tool, vets will: * Be able to implement the most up-to-date handling techniques * Learn how to restrain animals correctly through behavior modification that does not involve coercion, dominance, or other negative training methods * Increase efficiency because patients will willingly comply with procedures * Stop perpetuating behavior problems in patients * Create a safer environment for themselves and and their team with fewer bites, scratches, and back injuries * Improve the bond between vet, pet, and client This new book and DVD quickly and painlessly teaches how to handle dogs and cats with ease and grace, showing veterinarians how to impress clients and create patients who willingly comply with treatments and procedures. This visual guide is the result of hundreds of hours of research and a dedication to intelligent and compassionate behavior modification in animals. Over 1,600 photos and three hours of video clips make it easy to recognize poor handling methods that can cause behavior issues for a lifetime. Dr. Yin shows the wrong way, and then the right way, to clearly illustrate exactly how and why a pet reacts the way she does. The benefits of low-stress handling are tremendous; practicing these refined handling skills will create a safer work environment, increase efficiency, and ultimately improve the bond between vet, pet, and client.
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...the pictures on this book are amazing. The author has done an incredible job of accumulating 1,600 photographs of dogs and cats, along with a DVD, to illustrate "techniques for developing patients who love their visits [to the veterinarian]." In a time when dominance techniques often take center stage for controlling and managing behavior, it is a breath of fresh air to read the information contained [here]. It is science-based information (catalogued and referenced) ...will really assist veterinarians... the information included here will provide fodder for clinic training opportunities...interesting and enlightening. Nonthreatening techniques are provided with photographs to illustrate the outcome... the combination of reading the text and watching the DVD, with subsequent practice of the techniques, sets the stage for an in-clinic learning experience for all... contains gems on counterconditioning cats to pilling and veterinarian-supervised technician behavior modification sessions... I strongly recommend this book for veterinarians and veterinary technicians as well as for owners. Communicating with patients and pets is paramount for a strong and healthy bond... it is fantastic to be able to recommend a book solidly grounded in science instead of one full of outdated techniques. -Terry Marie Curtis, DVM, MS, DACVB, JAVMA, 15-Dec-2009 This fantastic tome belongs on every trainer's bookshelf, as well as in every veterinary clinic and shelter in America... the ultimate guide for new and experienced trainers and anyone who regularly deals with animals and who wants to learn about gentle, humane techniques... The DVD makes both an invaluable educational guide for yourself and can also be used to demonstrate specific behaviors to clients. If that's not enough, owning the book gives you access to information on Dr. Yin's Web site including PDF files of client handouts on behavior, and several entire chapters online...an incredibly useful avenue for broaching the subject of training and handling methods... If you buy one book this year on dog training and behavior, I urge you to consider Low Stress Handling, Restraint and Behavior Modification of Dogs & Cats as your choice. While it priced higher than most books that trainers and behavior counselors will consider, it is well worth the price and you will find yourself referring to this book again and again, as well as using it with clients and other dog care professionals to discuss animal behavior and the benefits of using positive, low-stress methods. -Mychelle Blake, MSW, CDBC, The APDT Chronicle of the Dog, 01-Nov-2009

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Dr Sophia Yin, a 1993 graduate of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, is the author of numerous books and DVDs including Low Stress Handling, Restraint and Behavior Modification of Dogs and Cats. She earned her Master's focused on animal behavior in 2001 from UC Davis.

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Contents Section 1: Recognizing the Early Signs of Problems 1. Fear 2. Dominance vs. Unruly Behavior Section 2: How Animals Learn to Behave and Misbehave 3. Classical Conditioning (a.k.a. Associative Learning) 4. Operant Conditioning Basics (Learning by Trial and Error) 5. Methods of Behavior Modification Section 3: From House to Hospital Exam Room-Making a Good First Impression 6. Preparing Pets for a Hospital Visit 7. Preparing the Environment for the Pet's Visit 8. Exam Room Tips 9. Moving Dogs Around the Facility 10. Transporting Cats Within the Hospital Section 4: Low-Stress Restraint Techniques 11. General Handling Principles 12. Restraint for Standard Positions in Dogs 13. Canine Restraint for Procedures 14. Dealing with Difficult Dogs 15. Restraint for Standard Positions in Cats 16. Restraining Cats for Procedures 17. Handling Difficult Cats Section 5: Preventing and Reversing Problems 18. Counterconditioning Protocols for Dogs and Cats 19. Preventive Behavioral Health for Puppies 20. Preventive Behavioral Health for Kittens Index