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Top 5 low Stress Handling Techniques to use in Practice Presented by Dr. Sally Foote

  • Tuesday, July 24, 2018
  • 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 24, 2021
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Title:Top 5 low Stress Handling Techniques to use in Practice


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If you missed the PPG Summit then you are in for a treat. Dr. Sally Foote is a fabulous speaker and was extremely well received by Summit attendees!

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This presentation will feature the top five Low Stress Handling™ techniques to reduce fear, force, and pain when handling dogs in a care setting. These are techniques the presenter has used in practice, and has shared with many other veterinary professionals. The techniques are from the text book "Low Stress Handling, Restraint and Behavior Modification of Dogs and Cats" by Dr. Sophia Yin. Actual handling videos from clinical examinations, with an emphasis on technique, will be provided.

Learning Objectives:

  • Know the top five low stress handling techniques and how they will help you manage the majority of your cases.
  • Learn through actual exam videos the importance of timing, hand and body placement to reduce fear and pain and avoid the use of force.
  • Understand how to recognize underlying fear before reaching a dog’s threshold for aggression.
  • Be able to start using these techniques immediately.

Presenter: Dr. Sally J. Foote

Dr. Sally J. Foote is owner and head veterinarian of Okaw Veterinary Clinic in Tuscola, Illinois where she practices general and behavior veterinary care of small animals. After graduating from the University of Illinois in 1984, she pursued a career in general medicine while pursuing further education in small animal behavior. Her current certifications include low stress handling silver certified, Fear Free professional, and animal behavior consultant by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Dr. Foote has also completed course work in veterinary behavior at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, West Lafayette, Indiana, as well as over 100 hours of veterinary behavior continuing education. One of her passions is writing, speaking and developing products to promote positive veterinary experience, and she also serves as the executive director of Cattledog Publishing, the legacy of Dr. Sophia Yin.

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