Veterinary Medicine Essentials: Canine house training

Veterinary Medicine Essentials: Canine house training

Each Veterinary Medicine Essentials package covers diagnostic steps, treatment plan guidance and the latest updates, plus resources to share with your entire veterinary team and your clients.
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Dec 06, 2016
By dvm360.com staff

"Oops! I did it again." House training a dog is an essential aspect of making sure the dog stays a part of its forever home. We're providing you the tools to make sure you help your veterinary clients do it right and advice for when something goes awry.

 

Canine housetraining strategies

House soiling: Have clients bop themselves with a newspaper

Veterinary behavior expert Dr. E’lise Christensen lists common house training mistakes owners make so you can help them get rid of their bad habits instead of their dogs. ...

Canine housetraining, Part 1: Humane and age-appropriate strategies

Housetraining dogs is really quite simple. The hard part is ensuring clients understand dogs' needs. ...

Canine housetraining, Part 2: Managing developmental issues with puppy crating

Make sure clients know the ins and outs of correct crate training. ...

Canine housetraining, Part 3: Elimination training tips

Helpful pointers to give clients to humanely housetrain their dogs. ...

Canine housetraining, Part 4: FAQs from clients

Be ready to answer these client questions to ensure a successful housetraining process. ...

Team tools and client aids

Help clients prevent house soiling

Why you should care about this veterinary behavior problem—and how you can help pet owners. ...

10 easy steps for housetraining a dog

This handout gives pet owners tips to successfully train their dog to eliminate in an acceptable location. ...

Teach your veterinary team to listen for pet behavior concerns

Discussing behavior with pet owners is important to catch problems early, when they're easier to change. ...

Behavior assessment checklist

To help clients see the signs of problem behavior, ask them to fill out this checklist. ...

Use these posts and tweets to get pets with separation anxiety the help they need

And help your clients not be part of the problem when it comes to their pets’ separation anxiety. ...

When it goes wrong: Inappropriate elimination

Canine housetraining challenges

A well-housetrained dog is a requirement for most pet owners. In fact, behavior problems are a common cause of relinquishment to animal shelters, and inappropriate elimination has been reported to make up 15% to 24% of the behavior problems seen in veterinary behavior clinics. ...

Just Ask the Expert: How can I stop this dog from urine marking in the house?

Dr. John Ciribassi helps corner a dog's bad elimination habit. ...

Just Ask the Expert: Inappropriate urination: Why only at the neighbors'?

Dr. Valarie Tynes helps a client with a dog that has an unusual habit when visiting friends. ...

Identifying and managing behavioral changes in older dogs and cats

Dr. Karen Overall helps pinpoint the cognitive changes dogs and cats experience as they grow older and offer insight in the challenges of diagnosing and managing such cases. ...

Please don't leave me alone! (Or I'll eat the house...)

Veterinary behaviorist Dr. John Ciribassi offers these dos and don’ts to encouraging dogs’ self-reliance, which helps keep separation anxiety in check. Ideally, saving the banister. ...