Working towards Fear Free vet visits - the power of the team!
Time & Location
About The Event
Speaker: Linda Ryan VTS (Behaviour, Oncology) ADipABM DipAVN (Medical) KPA-CTP RVN; Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner & Faculty Instructor; IAABC Certified Canine & Feline Behaviour Consultant; Fear Free Certified
We will begin with an introduction to the concepts & theory of welfare-centre practice, then work through some of the practicalities for use in day-to-day life, including body language, sensitive periods & early learning. We will cover what owners can do to prepare pets for life, what veterinary staff can & should know & do; the trainer/behaviour professional’s role; the power of a team; & time for questions & answers too.
- What is Fear Free/patient friendly practice?
Why does it matter?
How can it help us, as well as our patients/pets?
- Welfare, quality of life, ethics & the 5 freedoms
Most positive, least intrusive effective intervention
Our professional responsibilities
Issues surrounding training & regulation
- What we can/should do
Body language, behaviour, communication
Species specific considerations
Choice & control
Handling & restraint
- Practical strategies for success - teamwork makes the dream work
Early learning, & sensitive periods
What to teach
How to teach (positive reinforcement; don’t push it! demos are important!)
Counter conditioning, desensitisation
Out-of-context training, & when to refer
- The implications of “just get it done”
But what’s the alternative??
A discussion on medical & complimentary options
- Bringing it all together
Discussion/questions & answers
- Sold OutFear free£195£1950£0