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  Over the past few years, various certification programs to reduce fear, anxiety, and aggression in animals receiving veterinary care have been established. Currently, four of the most well known of these programs are: Cat Friendly Practice® American Association of Feline Practitioners https://www.catvets.com/cfp/cfp Low Stress Handling™ Certification CattleDog Publishing, founded by Dr. Sophia Yin https://lowstresshandling.com/ … Continued
by Sarah Flowers, University Program Manager Recently you hosted an interview with CattleDog Publishing’s University Program Manager, Sarah Flowers, about what the Low Stress Handling University is and what it offers for its students. With your permission, we are including that interview here for our reader’s enjoyment. YOU: Hi Sarah, thank you for speaking with … Continued
  In part 2 of our 2 part series on incorporating Low Stress Handling™ practices and techniques within college and university veterinary curriculum, we offer a short interview between CattleDog Publishing’s Executive Director, Dr. Sally Foote, and Assistant Professor at the Community Practice at Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Michael Nappier. In this […]
  As I am leading handling labs in Low Stress Handling, I have come to realize the tremendous impact hands-on learning has to actually feeling confident using Low Stress handling techniques. This type of learning is also called tactile learning – because you literally feel the process of what you are learning. When I think … Continued
  Low Stress Handling™ has moved from a handful of professionals using the Low Stress Handling, Restraint and Behavior Modification of Dogs & Cats textbook, to more than a thousand Low Stress Handling™ Certified professionals. For some workplaces, changing animal care to a Low Stress culture has been an exciting change, with clear objectives and … Continued
  At the end of July 2017, I attended the American Veterinary Medical Association Convention in Indianapolis, IN. This was pretty exciting for me as I was selected as a poster presenter for my survey “Once Bitten, Twice Shy – Bite/Near-Bite Job Stress in Veterinary Medicine.” In addition to the poster presentation, I was also … Continued
  Last weekend I attended the Veterinary Behavior Symposium – the conference of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists – held in conjunction with the American Veterinary Medical Association’s annual convention in Indianapolis, IN. CattleDog Publishing co-sponsored the symposium and our booth was well attended. It was great to see so many of my friends … Continued
  I recently saw the movie Megan Leavey, a film about the real-life story of Marine Corporal Megan Leavey and her canine military dog, Rex, who worked together in Iraq. The movie focuses on Megan’s journey from boot camp to canine handler where she is assigned Rex. During their training and tour of duty in … Continued
It’s Here!!! It’s Finally Here!!! You’ve been waiting months for it and now the Low Stress Handling® University is finally open to the public. After 2 months of watching and slicing videos (at least 4 – 5 times each), editing every word and sentence, planning color schemes, developing course organizations, designing curriculums to put those … Continued
  Companion animal behavior consultants have a saying: “You better like cats who urinate outside of the litter box. This is the bread and butter of feline behavior.” Very true. A behaviorist is contacted not for the first or fifth offense, but later, after much damage has been done to the home. Recognizing how stress impacts … Continued
  This past February, I attended the North American Veterinary Conference in Orland, Florida. This conference is one of the largest veterinary meetings in the world with over 15,000 attendees. All of the pharmaceutical, nutrition, equipment, and other veterinary industries come together to inform customers about their latest products and services. This year Purina announced … Continued
  In part 2 of our 2 part series on incorporating Low Stress Handling™ practices and techniques within college and university veterinary curriculum, we offer a short interview between CattleDog Publishing’s Executive Director, Dr. Sally Foote, and Assistant Professor at the Community Practice at Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Michael Nappier. In this … Continued
  It has been a very busy first quarter here at CattleDog Publishing. First, Sarah Flowers (Marketing & Online Certifications Coordinator for CattleDog Publishing) and I had a wonderful time at the North American Veterinary Conference in Orlando, Florida. Just recently, Debbie Gass and I returned from a wonderful week at the Midwest Veterinary Conference … Continued