Behavior modification tips for fearful dogs

Behavior modification tips for fearful dogs

Feb 14, 2011
By dvm360.com staff

Patients labeled as aggressive are often fearful or stressed. You can help owners of anxious pets take measures to make them more comfortable in your office—and in life in general.

Classical conditioning is one way to approach reforming a pet's response to a stimulus that it may fear. See Changing associations through conditioning for more.

To help a dog feel less stressed during an office visit, it can help to have owners teach their pets the command attention, which can prevent or interrupt unwanted behavior. For a client handout on this topic, click here.

Proceedings papers for techs

The very best behavior advice for new puppy owners (Proceedings)

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The entire hospital staff should play a role in the counseling of new puppy owners.

The technician's role creating a behavior centered veterinary practice (Proceedings)

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A focus on pet behavior in the veterinary clinic is an excellent practice builder.

Trying times--dealing with canine adolescent dog (Proceedings)

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A behavior wellness exam is an opportunity to check up on a pet’s behavioral health and answer any related questions a client may have.

Enriching geriatric patients' lives (Proceedings)

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An important time for practices to include a behavioral exam is when a pet becomes a senior.

Tubes and tracheas--all about endotracheal tubes and lesions in difficult intubations (Proceedings)

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Endotracheal tubes are usually made from silicone, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic or red rubber.