Can You Handle It? Preparing for Grooming and Vet Visits


Learning objectives:

  1. To introduce physical handling to dogs in an effective and respectful manner.
  2. To establish in dogs a strong positive conditioned emotional response to being touched and handled.
  3. To help students understand the importance and value of cooperation and consent over coercion and force.


  • The power of classical conditioning
  • Being still and waiting
  • Introducing touch and handling
  • Preparing for common procedures, at home and at the vet

Section 4: Foundation Training for Pet Dogs

Scheduled to run

On Demand


Deb Jones PhD

Core Class

Approved IAABC CEUs


Approved CCPDT CEUs