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Co-operative Care Training for Vet Visits

  • Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, May 23, 2021
  • 8:30 PM
  • Recorded webinars


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Presented by Louise Ginman

Photo by Ivan Rojas Urrea on Unsplash

Do you dread visits to the vets because you know how much your dog or cat hates to be poked and prodded? Do you get stressed just thinking about having to restrain your pet for any kind of examination or treatment? If so, this presentation is vital for you – and your dog or cat will love you even more for attending it.


Vet visits used to be stressful for our animals as they were restrained for all procedures large and small. Having your freedom of movement taken from you when you feel uneasy or unsure can increase your stress levels. This is exactly what we do to our pets every time we go to the vets.  That's why I love co operative care training for vet visits.  Co operative care is all about giving choice back to our animals.  You are going to learn skills that will change the way you handle your dog or cat. This presentation  will explore the world of co operative care behaviours that are essential for vet visits. You will also learn about setting up the perfect consult and anaesthetic while also exploring new business opportunities. 

Learning Objectives 

Participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of co operative care behaviours - what are they and why use them

  • Learn about the essential behaviours and how to teach them
  • How to set up the perfect consult for your pet
  • How to set up the perfect anaesthetic for your pet
  • Learn how to work with the stressed/fearful pets
  • Vets and professional trainers working together
  • See new business opportunities – co operative care classes for dogs and cats

        About The Presenter

        Louise Ginman PCT-A is a Delta Accredited and Professional Canine Trainer – Accredited Dog Behavioural Trainer who runs a dog training business ‘Positive Dogs’ in Sydney, Australia. She has served on APDT Australia committee since 2008 and been President since 2012. Louise also serves on the PPG Australia committee.

        Louise has several qualifications including a Bachelor of Science Degree and Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services. Louise has over 26 years’ experience with both domestic and exotic species in both a training and husbandry/management capacity. Louise worked as a veterinary nurse, dog and cat groomer and animal attendant in a busy and large practice in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney for several years before moving to Taronga Zoo in 1994 to work on the Carnivore Unit where she is the Unit Supervisor. Her role is varied and covers duties such as carnivore husbandry and management, animal training and enrichment, diets and nutrition, staff training and supervision, media work, conference presentations and other forms of public speaking, research, education and conservation work.

        Louise’s involvement with dogs and dog behaviour spans over 26 years. She currently is guardian of a Shetland Sheepdog and Siberian Husky and competes at both agility, Rally O and obedience. Louise is author of ‘The art of introducing dogs. A guide to conducting dog to dog introductions’ (Balboa Press, 2013). Dogs have always been Louise’s passion and she continues today to educate people about living in harmony with their dog through her writing and pet dog training courses.


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