Fear Free Handling

Does your new puppy or older dog dislike being handled? Do you struggle to administer medical treatments, clip nails or groom them? Let me help you both become more relaxed and confident about day to day care tasks.
Many dogs are terrified of the vet or groomer, or even their owner, doing care tasks.  It doesn’t have to be that way.  By systematically making the necessary care tasks, even things like veterinary visits, non-threatening and pleasurable, we can remove much of the stress and fear involved.  The more relaxed a dog is about being handled the easier it is for everyone.  Vet visits aren’t fraught, grooming visits are quicker (and so cheaper!), your dog can get the medical or husbandry care needed and you don’t have to feel guilty about putting your dog ‘through it’.

Teach your dog that handling is a GOOD thing!  Have fun and learn new skills:


  • Please touch me!
  • Preventing problems
  • Stationing for hands-free restraint
  • Love your vet/groomer

Husbandry Problem Solving:

  • Grooming and clipping
  • Nail trims
  • Ears, eyes and teeth
  • Restraint

Want to know more about how Fear Free Handling might help you?  Check out the article “Can you Handle it?” HERE.


Husbandry Training at HotDogs Premises
+ Brief email summary and handouts
45 min
“Sarah’s approach to dog training is evidence-based and is positive, humane, and compassionate. If a particular strategy does not work for my dog, she will go back to the drawing board and try something else. It is because of Sarah’s commitment to meeting my dog’s individual needs (and not taking a one-size-fits-all approach) that we are starting to see marked improvement. I’m looking forward to continuing to work with Sarah and seeing more great progress! — Karen T

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