My Fear Free success story


This VTS shares a low-stress handling win from the real world.

When Taz, a 14-month-old beagle, exhibited behavior changes after being neutered, his owners and veterinary caregivers took action. Fetch dvm360 conference speaker Debbie Martin, CPDT-KA, LVT, VTS (behavior), says that following a consultation, Taz went through a multi-step training process that started in the home and ended in the exam room, with Taz easily accepting a physical exam and vaccines. That's an obvious medical win, but what's the pet owner's take on this?

More Fear Free and low-stress resources

A rundown of low-stress techniques.

Debbie Martin says vet techs can become Fear Free champions.

Dr. Jonathan Bloom explains how low-stress handling brings pride and respect to the veterinary team.

"She just feels like she was able to get her dog back, and he trusts her more at home now too," Debbie says.

Watch the video to find out how they did it.

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