Who is this course for?

Is this course for me?.

This course is suitable for Vets, Veterinary Nurses/Techs and all supporting veterinary staff.

Do you want to learn how to reduce your canine patients' stress and fear and increase their confidence and tolerance for handling, during veterinary exams or procedures?

Then this bitesize course is perfect for you.

What will I Learn?

  • Learn about both Internal and external stress and how this affects our canine patients.

  • How Cooperative Care Plans affect Client Care.

  • Cooperative Care Training and where to start.

  • Beyond Happy Vet Visits

What is Cooperative Care?

Cooperative Care involves training an animal to not only tolerate handling and husbandry procedures, but to be an active, willing participant in these experiences.

Dogs taught using cooperative care training willingly participate in unpleasant events and this helps to increase their confidence and tolerance for handling during vet exams or procedures.

How long is this course and do I get a certificate?

Upon completion of this 1-Hour on-demand Bitesize CPD Course, you will receive a certificate to download and keep for your records.

This course comes with a PDF download of the course notes and a multiple choice quiz at the end to release your certificate.

Lisa Hird

Instructor Bio:

Lisa Hird

I have two rescue dogs of my own and I have worked with dogs for over 30 years. Educated to degree level I have a great deal of experience with all breeds, supporting a number of dog rescues. I am joint Principal and tutor for ISCP -The International School for Canine Psychology & Behaviour Ltd, delivering training on canine behaviour. I also own Dog Behaviour Clinic, using only force free methods providing the owner with effective management and training skills. I undertake veterinary referrals and work very closely with my own Vets. Creating a fear free, co-operative care experience for dogs is my passion. I do not use cruel or harsh methods. I believe in relationship centred training and being aware of what the dog is saying to us through his body language. We must always consider the emotional needs of the individual dog.

Course curriculum