Practical Applications: Low-stress Handling of Dogs and Cats
Conducted by Dr. Sophia Yin
Are you still routinely scruffing and stretching cats or reaching for the gloves with the ones that hiss? Do dogs struggle when you restrain them, or do you have difficulty with the hyperactive, fearful, or aggressive ones? Attend this course and you will experience firsthand the newest low-stress techniques for handling even the most difficult patients in a calm, efficient manner. You will learn eight toweling techniques for cats and two toweling techniques for dogs. You will practice handling variations for dogs of different sizes, shapes, and temperaments and learn to adjust what you do to the needs of the pet. Come learn the subtleties in technique that make the difference between a pet that feels secure and one that feels the need to struggle or try to escape. You'll be amazed by the results: dogs and cats that willingly allow procedures and love their visits to the hospital!
Date : Saturday, August 24
This lab will be held offsite at the Maple Woods Community College Veterinary Technology facility. Shuttle busses depart from the Kansas City Convention and Entertainment Center 30 minutes before the indicated start time. Shuttles return 30 minutes after indicated end time.
Please note: Should you miss the shuttle, a cab ride to the facility (about $30 plus tip) will be at your own expense