Next Level Nail Trims: Cooperative Care Behaviors

Course Overview

This course builds upon the foundational concepts covered in the Fear Free Nail Trims: Trimming Away the Terror course, which included finessed use of distractions, desensitization and counter-conditioning methods, and finely tuned choice of nail care tools.

An understanding of these foundational nail care concepts is recommended before starting this more advanced course. Cooperative care techniques taught in this course are useful both as preventive strategies to improve ease of nail care and as an interventional approach to address already existing FAS with nail care.

Since there is no “one size fits all” approach to nail care training that will work for every animal every time, this course aims to empower you with many options to choose from, depending on the animal you are working with at the time.

There are six short lessons in this course:

Lesson 1: Communication & Consent Cues
Lesson 2: Treat-Ment Stations
Lesson 3: Chin Rest and Bucket Game
Lesson 4: Offering Paws and Zen Down
Lesson 5: Scratch Board Training
Lesson 6: Problem Solving and Coaching Clients

This course was written by Mikkel Becker, CTC, KPA CTP, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, CDBC.

RACE CE is pending.

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You must be a certified veterinary professional to sign up for this course

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