Does your dog seem nervous, unsure, or excitable at the vet? Do you want your vet visits to feel more fun and less stressful? Then this course is for you!


The Practical Skills for Vet Visits course is designed for dog guardians who want to bring a low-stress, fun feel to their pet's veterinary care and at-home husbandry. Learn practical skills that you can apply during vet visits to help your dog have a pleasant experience while receiving necessary health care.


This course is designed for:

  • Dogs who have displayed mild to moderate signs of fear, anxiety, or overexcitement at the vet
  • Dog guardians who have not observed signs of discomfort but who want to bring extra fun and support to veterinary visits and at-home health care
  • All dog guardians who are interested in learning more about building lower-stress vet visits
  • Dogs of all ages, breeds, and training levels!



Pricing & What's Included


What You Will Learn


  • How to read dog body language and identify signs of stress and excitement
  • What to bring to your appointments to support a low-stress vet visit
  • What to do before and during your appointment to minimize stress
  • Tips for communicating with your veterinarian, including a downloadable vet visit planner
  • Management and safety skills you can begin implementing right away
  • How to introduce your dog to handling and items that they may encounter during veterinary exams
  • The basics of using clicker training in the veterinary setting
  • Five "practical skills" to bring to your veterinary visits - pattern games, a hand target, paws up, a middle cue, and a chin rest
  • Next steps for adding choice and consent to your veterinary visit training
  • Plus live Office Hours for training support while you work through the course!

Example Curriculum

  Introduction to the Course
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  Module 1 - Where Do We Begin? Communication!
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  Module 2 - Preparing for Lower-Stress Vet Visits
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  Module 3 - Management Skills & Safety
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  Module 4 - It's Not Magic, It's DS and CC!
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  Module 5 - Learning Practical Skills
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  Module 6 - Taking It to The Next Level
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