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  • Taking your dog to the vet?

    Posted by Janine Allen at Thursday, November 6th, 2008.

    Are you and your dog dreading that next vet visit? Make it a better experience for your dog by giving him a positive association with your vet and vet staff. Both your dog and the staff will thank you.

    Pack up some small tasty treats (cubed cheese or cooked meat work well) in an easy-access container. Hold the container out to staff as they approach your dog. Ask them to feed one small piece at a time to your dog. If possible, continue feeding one small piece at a time to your dog while he is being examined.

    Even if your dog is delighted with his visits to the doctor, one never knows what may suddenly frighten him so it’s great to have your "ammunition" on hand to keep help reduce his stress.

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    Written by Janine Allen CPDT, Rescue Me Dog's professional dog trainer. Janine's passion is working with people and their dogs. She provides demonstrations for those who have adopted shelter dogs, lends email support to adopted dog owners that need information beyond our Training Support Pages, and aids shelter staff and volunteers in understanding dog behavior to increase their adoptability. Copyright 2017 Rescue Me Dog; www.rescuemedog.org

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    One Response to “Taking your dog to the vet?”

    1. Reinaldo Schwertfeger Says:

      hi!, thx for the information, this post was really useful ! I just received a copy of a good Mastiff Book. Yep! I recommend it for anyone thinking of getting a mastiff !

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