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Resources for the Veterinary Clinic

Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers - The credentialing body for dog trainers. Use the search engine on the site to find a trainer who has earned an impartial, science-based, NCCA (National Council of Credentialing Agencies) approved certification.

The Association of Professional Dog Trainers  trainer search, webinars and other resources

What do those letters after the trainer's name mean?

American Veterinary Society for Animal Behavior

Sophia Yin -- Low Stress Handling  fabulous--  very complete and appropriate

TEAM Education in Animal Behavior (Dr Ken Martin, Debbie Martin CPDT-KA, VTS Behavior, Julie Shaw, VTS Behavior Includes forms such as a useful 'Trainer Assessment' form for screening trainers

Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians webinars, newsletter and other useful resources

What should be in your Behavior Crash Cart?

What are some of the specific tools in the veterinary behavior crashcart?

Several different kinds of yummy food.

Freeze dried food stores well and is very well accepted

Canned food and baby food are other yummy, storable choices

Different muzzles to suit different circumstances and head shapes

E collar

Basket muzzles like the Baskerville



air muzzle

Gentle leader and other gentle effective leash walking equipment to use in practice and demonstrate to clients

All-in-one-- a headcollar and leash in one --very quick to put on even a reluctant dog.




Calming Cap (Thunder Cap)


Feliway and Adaptil (spray and diffuser)

Big towels

Assess a hand

Anxitane and Zylkene and other non-prescription anxiolytics

Cat attract

Soft paws

Sticky Paws