Canine Aggression . Animal Behavior. Don’t Label the Dog!. Identify the ______________…correctly Work with the animal, don’t ___________them. Understand that some animals may need extra help and more patience
Identify the ______________…correctly
Work with the animal, don’t ___________them.
Understand that some animals may need extra help and more patience
Understand that in some cases, there is _______________________________ for aggressive behavior.
Fear of other ________________
Fear of unknown ________________
Fear of strange noises
They can call and let receptionist know they are in the car waiting.
Similar to _______ aggression
Cause is _______to identify
May cause “___________” behaviors if repeated
________________ is key in clinic
___________________: Sometimes making a noise or tapping an animal on the forehead will distract them from the unpleasant act.
____________________: If the dog enjoys “belly-rubs”, you may be able to counter-condition the dog to the positive behavior while performing blood-draws, etc…
____________________: When the dog behaves appropriately, reinforce that behavior. (This is situation-dependant, and NOT always effective.)
Minimize ____________ in dogs environment
Have alternate entrances for knowingly difficult animals
Have alternate entrances for felines
Be on the alert for situations that start off benign and escalate
Most commonly seen in ________________with owners present
May be seen during ________________
May be seen with animals who are kenneled regularly
Remember that all animals have potential for aggression
Just because a dog “doesn’t bite”, doesn’t mean it can’t!
The more observant you are, the safer everyone will be.
Always keep your head “in the game”
Better to be safe than sorry!