Low Stress Handling Restraint and Behavior Modification of Dogs & Cats: Techniques for Developing Patients Who Love Their Visits

Dr. Sophia Yin, author of the Small Animal Veterinary Nerdbook, is a veterinarian, applied animal behaviorist, author, and speaker. Her passion for animals and their proper handling and restraint led her to spend hundreds of hours on this project – a new book and instructional DVD set focused on the most humane techniques that reduce stress for people and pets.

The book and DVD feature:

  • More than 1,600 photos that show practicing veterinarians and students how to handle dogs and cats correctly
  • Explanations of what vets think they’re doing right but may actually be doing wrong
  • Three hours of video clips with voiceover narratives that show correct and incorrect handling procedures

By using this training tool, vets will:

  • Be able to implement the most up-to-date handling techniques
  • Learn how to restrain animals correctly through behavior modification that does not involve coercion, dominance, or other negative training methods
  • Increase efficiency because patients will willingly comply with procedures
  • Stop perpetuating behavior problems in patients
  • Create a safer environment for themselves and and their team with fewer bites, scratches, and back injuries
  • Improve the bond between vet, pet, and client
About The Author
Dr. Sophia Yin knew what it’s like to have a problem pet and nowhere to turn for professional help. And she witnessed countless fractured relationships between misunderstood pets and their frustrated humans companions.

As a result, her mission in life was to improve our understanding of animals and their behavior so that we can care for, appreciate and enjoy our time with them better.

Sophia learned that every pet needs a human who can lead. Not like a boss, but like a partner in a dance–someone who gives clear signals, rewards desirable behavior as it occurs, removes rewards for inappropriate behavior immediately, and sticks to the plan consistently until the new, good behavior is a habit.

Sophia’s dedication to helping people communicate with pets in a positive, scientifically sound way led her to create a variety of exceptional books and products for pet owners and pet-care professionals who also aspire to bond with their pets on a whole new level.

She lectured and taught workshops internationally on animal behavior and low stress handling and has served as a behavior expert for shows such as Dogs 101 on Animal Planet. She was also on the executive board for the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) Handling Guidelines Committee, and the American Humane Association (AHA) Animal Behavior and Training Advisory Committee.

Dr. Yin passed away in September of 2014, but her legacy lives on with the company she created, CattleDog Publishing. They work on keeping her products available to pet owners everywhere as well publishing her treasure trove of articles and videos she created before her death and managing her innovative online learning platform at LowStressHandling.com for veterinary professionals, rescue workers, trainers and agility enthusiasts.

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