Body language: It's required reading

December 14, 2016
Gary Landsberg DVM, DACVB, DECAWBM (companion animals)
Gary Landsberg DVM, DACVB, DECAWBM (companion animals)

Dr. Gary Landsberg received his DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1976 and is a board-certified behaviorist of both the American and European colleges. He offers behavior consultation services at the North Toronto Veterinary Behaviour Specialty Clinic in Thornhill, is a consultant for VIN, Vice President of Veterinary Affairs for CanCog Technologies and a member of the Fear Free initiative executive committee. He is co-author of Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat. Dr. Landsberg received the companion animal behavior award from AAHA in 2000 and the meritorious service award from the Western Veterinary Conference in 2014.

Patients will tell you plenty about their emotional state if you simply pay attention.

"Active aggression and avoidance are welfare issues for the pet, as well as safety issues for the owner, and the team, of course," says CVC educator Dr. Gary Landsberg. In this video he describes how patients--even those who appear chilled out--may be telegraphing bad vibes that are important to your interactions.