Idea Exchange: Have hesitant dogs play follow the leader

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Most patients are happy to follow me from the exam room to the back treatment area.

Most patients are happy to follow me from the exam room to the back treatment area. But some are scared or shy, and it does not look good when I have to pull them across the room. I find it quicker and gentler to trick them into following me by leading them to the front, so they think they are leaving, and then going back to the treatment area from there.

Dr. Palma Rotolo

Natick, Mass.

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