The command I use to prepare my dog is “Let me check”. With the dog on a raised dog bed, I start out by saying the command and rewarding the dog. Then I add a behavior before I dispense the reward, like touching the dog’s ears. The dog has to be calm and I will mark that moment by saying something like “Good boy!” and then giving the treat. This will take some repetitions and of course, you can “check” the dogs’ paws, nose, teeth etc. When a dog is trained to handle being touched, visits to the veterinarian should become a lot less stressful for the dog as well as the humans.
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