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ACT - Handling and Restraint of Dogs and Cats 1. 2 Dog Restraint Just like in the restraint of farm animals you should use the minimum amount of force.

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1 ACT - Handling and Restraint of Dogs and Cats 1

2 2 Dog Restraint Just like in the restraint of farm animals you should use the minimum amount of force when restraining dogs. You must always focus on the dog’s body language before attempting restraint procedures.

3 ACT - Handling and Restraint of Dogs and Cats 3 Dog Restraint Many dogs are fear biters and when cornered they exhibit two types of fear behavior. –Avoidance with submission –Avoidance with aggression You better back off!

4 ACT - Handling and Restraint of Dogs and Cats 4 Dog Restraint Large teeth and strong jaws Voice Tones Dominant Response Maternal Instincts Characteristics to Consider

5 ACT - Handling and Restraint of Dogs and Cats 5 Skills You Should Master

6 ACT - Handling and Restraint of Dogs and Cats 6 Skills You Should Master When meeting a dog for the first time, extend your hand, palm down to allow the dog to smell it.

7 ACT - Handling and Restraint of Dogs and Cats 7 Skills You Should Master Do not stare at the dog; the dog may take the stare as a dominance challenge.

8 ACT - Handling and Restraint of Dogs and Cats 8 Skills You Should Master If the dog relaxes, actively sniffs the outstretched hand, and wags its tail, then the dog has accepted the introduction.

9 ACT - Handling and Restraint of Dogs and Cats 9 Skills You Should Master Next, gently scratch the dog behind the ears, gradually scratching more vigorously. If the dog accepts this, try scratching the dog all over its body.

10 ACT - Handling and Restraint of Dogs and Cats 10 Skills You Should Master Run your hands all over the dog’s body before trying to perform any procedures on it.

11 ACT - Handling and Restraint of Dogs and Cats 11 Cat Restraint Some people consider cats to be more difficult to handle and treat than dogs and some people who are excellent at handling dogs are awful with cats.

12 ACT - Handling and Restraint of Dogs and Cats 12 Cat Restraint Most cats do not react well to pain or heavy handed restraint methods.

13 ACT - Handling and Restraint of Dogs and Cats 13 Cat Restraint Until the more painful procedures have to be carried out, most cats will react to loose gentle restraint.

14 ACT - Handling and Restraint of Dogs and Cats 14 Cat Restraint Sharp front and rear claws Teeth Voice tones Body language Scruffing effect Characteristics to Consider

15 ACT - Handling and Restraint of Dogs and Cats 15 Cat Restraint Exposed side of the body A crouch position Dilated eyes Lashing tail Defensive Postures and Signals

16 ACT - Handling and Restraint of Dogs and Cats 16 Cat Restraint Hair standing up (piloerection) They do not maintain eye contact Hiss or growl Defensive Postures and Signals

17 ACT - Handling and Restraint of Dogs and Cats 17 Cat Restraint Piloerection Dilated eyes Tail lashing Hissing Upright frontal stance Maintaining eye contact May be at the front of the cage facing a person Very Aggressive Positions

18 ACT - Handling and Restraint of Dogs and Cats 18 Skills You Should Master

19 ACT - Handling and Restraint of Dogs and Cats 19 Skills You Should Master Safely handling and restraint of cats requires practice and patience. Skills that are necessary but not limited to are –Safely approach a strange cat –Safely remove a cat from a cage –Scruff a cat for examination

20 ACT - Handling and Restraint of Dogs and Cats 20 Skills You Should Master Holding a cat by the loose skin at the back of the neck is called "Scruffing". Mother cats carry their kittens this way and they actually relax. Some adult cats may also become limp when held like this but should not be carried in this manner.

21 ACT - Handling and Restraint of Dogs and Cats 21 Phone: Toll Free (800) or (940) Address: 2701 Hartlee Field Road, Denton, TX Fax: (940)


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