Most cats and many dogs actually feel like
they’re going to die (quite literally) when visiting the veterinarian. This is
more than just being a tad-stressed. We know this is deleterious to pets for
several reasons, and one is simply clients then no longer visit the vet. Steve
suggests Fear Free sm begins in homes. He talks about lowering fear, anxiety
and stress before veterinary visits – how to get pets to vets - and describes
Fear Free Happy Homessm,, and why how enriched environments matter. Dog
training professionals are a part of the bigger picture, setting up dogs for
success using positive reinforcement methods, and encouraging their clients to
do the same through the lifetime of the dog. Steve discusses both puppy classes
and also classes for kitten socialization. Fear Freesm Isn’t only limited to veterinary
professionals, Steve explains how dog training professionals can participate.
Steve Dale, a certified animal behavior consultant, is host of national radio shows, Steve Dale’s Pet World, The Pet Minute and Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio, Chicago. For 21 years he authored a Tribune-syndicated national newspaper column. His blog is at www.stevedale.tv.
His many TV appearances range from Oprah to National Geographic Explorer to a wide variety of Animal Planet programs. He’s currently a regular on nationally syndicated “HouseSmarts TV.”
Steve has authored two ebooks, “Good Dog!” and “Good Cat!” He’s also a co-editor of “Decoding Your Dog.” He speaks at veterinary and animal welfare conferences around the world.
Steve’s earned multiple awards for his work, including the AVMA Humane Award and induction into the Dog Writer’s Hall of Fame. He serves on the boards of the Winn Feline Foundation and the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians. IS THIS REAL? , and has previously served on numerous other animal welfare boards and advisory boards.
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