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.