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Ettinger’s Tips from the Trenches (Part 1): Fear Free Client Engagement

June 3, 2017 Blog

“Fear Free, it’s what it’s all about. This is why we practice veterinary medicine; this is why clients come back;…Read More

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Providing Cats with a Proper “Purrspective”

May 31, 2017 Blog

Do you have feline patients who hate visiting the veterinarian? Take note: it’s time to change their purrrrspective about visiting…Read More

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Fear Free Renewal – Are you asking the right question?

May 22, 2017 Blog

It’s the beginning of the month; I am opening several days of mail for my veterinary practice. I have a…Read More

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Are you a student that wants to do well, by doing good? For free?

May 9, 2017 Blog

You wanted to become a veterinarian because you loved animals and wanted to help them. Lucky you, you got accepted…Read More

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The Most Important Question We Aren’t Asking

March 3, 2017 Blog

If we asked a client, “what are you doing for environmental enrichment?” the likely response would be, “what?” And that’s…Read More

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Dr. Marty Becker and Mikkel Becker on the horrifying ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ abuse footage

January 20, 2017 Blog

As a veterinarian and trainer, respectively, both with a lifetime commitment to equally honoring the physical and emotional well-being of…Read More

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Acceptable Losses: When Losing a Client Is Okay

November 14, 2016 Blog

I lost a client today because of Fear Free. I knew it would probably happen, but I was not ready…Read More

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Fear Free Certification: An Investment for the Entire Staff

August 5, 2016 Blog

Inspired by a local Fear Free seminar, Dr. Mike Lappin and his staff at The Animal House began to track…Read More

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Kayla Gets Off to a Good Start with a Fear Free Vet Visit

July 14, 2016 Blog

There’s nothing like having had pet who was terrified of going to the veterinarian to get your next dog off…Read More

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Fear Free Helps Abused Dog Become a Lucky Penny

July 13, 2016 Blog

Penny is a tiny female Pomeranian who was rescued from an abusive home. She is very anxious and fearful. This…Read More

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Introducing the Fear Free Podcast Series

July 8, 2016 Blog

Becoming Fear Free certified is certainly an accomplishment, but it can't stop there. Seeing the benefits of how you implement…Read More

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Why I Became Fear Free Certified and Why You Should Too

July 1, 2016 Blog

I make lists, always have. Lists help me prioritize what is important to me. As a part of my writing,…Read More