Veterinarians play a crucial role in helping set up dogs for success by providing quality information to new dog owners seeking information on critical period socialization and early training for their puppies. They are often the first resource that owners reach out to when a serious behavior issue arises during the lifetime of their dog. Veterinarians, behavior consultants, and other animal professionals can best reach successful behavior outcomes when working together as a team. Physical health, psychological health, and outward behavior are forever intertwined -- health issues can first appear as behavior issues and vice versa -- so serious behavior issues often require comprehensive strategies to address the issues from all relevant angles. We each have a crucial part to play helping pets and their human counterparts on their journeys toward a lifetime of health and happiness together. Eileen is honored to be recommended by and to work with countless veterinarians as a valued part of the team working toward their clients' success.
Bring your team up to speed on behavior, body language and more!
We know that it is difficult -- if not impossible -- to get the whole clinic together at one time for in-person presentations. We have you covered! Enroll your clinic in our on-demand behavior webinar "for Veterinary Teams: Behavior, Body Language, and Bridging the Gap"(3 hours of on-demand presentations with unlimited viewing for 3 months). This low-cost webinar is broken down into 5 modules that team members can watch individually at times convenient for them. They cover the latest information on body language of dogs, dominance, evaluating and addressing problem behaviors, guarding behavior in the clinic, evaluating welfare, trainer vs behaviorist (which do I need?), and how we can better bridge the gap between behavior and medicine. Behavior and health are forever intertwined. This on-demand will give you information to better-serve clients and dogs with behavior and/or training issues.
Are you looking to refer a client for training or behavior modification?
We are happy to provide business cards to veterinary clinics to distribute to clients who need assistance with dog training or behavior modification. Please submit the request form at the bottom of the page and we will drop them by your clinic. Veterinarians can also submit further details about a client and their pet using the form below.
Here are some general resources that veterinary teams may find useful to learn more about training and behavior modification methods:
AVSAB Position Statements on Humane Training, Vet Visits, and Puppy Socialization. The statements offer tips for veterinary teams on how to make vet visits less stressful, how to safely begin early socialization, and how to guide clients to humane and effective trainers and behavior consultants to get the help their dogs needs.
Free Posters/handouts about dogs and cats by artist Lili Chin. These include signs of fear, how to greet dogs, relaxed vs shut down, how to deliver treats, etc.
How Well-Trained is your Trainer/Behaviorist? Breakdown of training and certification requirements for training school, independent certifications, behavior consultants and board certified behaviorists.
American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. Find a Diplomate (Eileen can help you with this), find position statements and other resources on handing aggression and other behavior issues.