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When to use each Fear Free technique
During an interview with dvm360®, Debbie A. Martin, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, LVT, VTS (Behavior), outlined when it is appropriate to implement each unique Fear Free approach.
In an interview with dvm360®, Debbie A. Martin, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, LVT, VTS (Behavior), animal behavior technician for Veterinary Behavior Consultations, highlighted the most ideal situations for incorporating each Fear Free concept to successfully treat patients while meeting their needs.
View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript.
Debbie A. Martin, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, LVT, VTS (Behavior): Considerate approach, touch gradient, we're going to use with all patients and we're going to use gentle control techniques too. But distraction techniques where you just [feed pets] food, times I would use [those] would be [with] an animal that has a low fear, anxiety and stress level already. So they're tolerating what you're doing, they're interested in the food, they don't find that particular procedure you're going to do aversive.