Watch for dogs' nonverbal cues in the veterinary clinic

July 21, 2017
John Ciribassi, DVM, DACVB

Dr. John J. Cirribassi is retired from practice and lives in Carol Stream, Illinois.

Body language lets you get an early indicator of where the dog is, emotionally, says behaviorist Dr. John Ciribassi.

An upset patient is one that is likely to cause trouble in the exam room, says CVC educator John Ciribassi, DVM, DACVB.

"If you're not paying attention to these subtle physical clues, the first time you're aware that the dog is having an issue is when it's snapping at you," he says.

Bu you can have a more rewarding-and safe-experience by paying better attention to body language. Watch the video for more on why this is so essential.


Want more details? Take a look at this Canine Ladder of Aggression.


CLIENT EDUCATION BONUS! Get this crucial information about subtle signs of canine stress out to your clients. Embed this video of Dr. Ciribassi addressing pet owners on your clinic's website or social media platforms, or in an email or e-newsletter, to keep everyone safe and happy.