Wed, 26 Feb | Somerford Business Court

Working towards Fear Free vet visits - the power of the team!

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.
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Working towards Fear Free vet visits - the power of the team!

Time & Location

26 Feb 2020, 09:30 – 17:30
Somerford Business Court, Holmes Chapel Road, Congleton CW12 4SN, UK

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

Environment

Pre-visit preparation

Early learning, & sensitive periods

Pre-teaching

What to teach

How to teach (positive reinforcement; don’t push it! demos are important!)

Counter conditioning, desensitisation

On-the-fly teaching

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

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