Fear Free concepts 101

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During an interview with dvm360®, Debbie A. Martin, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, LVT, VTS (Behavior), outlined key Fear Free techniques that help reduce pets' fear, anxiety, and stress at the clinic.

In an interview with dvm360®, Debbie A. Martin, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, LVT, VTS (Behavior), animal behavior technician for Veterinary Behavior Consultations, shared the main concepts addressed in her lecture "Fear Free: Gentle Control and Handling Techniques" at the 2022 Veterinary Meeting & Expo in Orlando, Florida. This included her spotlighting effective Fear Free methods such as the considerate approach, distraction, and beyond.

View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript.

Debbie A. Martin, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, LVT, VTS (Behavior): [I] covered a lot of context in [the lecture], some just core concepts too, like considerate approach which is taking into consideration how dogs and cats perceive the veterinary environment and the sounds, smells, surfaces, [and] the things that they feel and they eat as well..so we take into consideration how they perceive the world differently than us, and then we try to create this kind of calm, considerate environment.

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