What is cooperative care?
This is a practice where your companion animal is able to fully exercise their choice and control during caretaking.
Cooperative care is not just your dog tolerating the experience of grooming or receiving medical care, but your dog is actively participating in the process and communicating with you when and what is ok to do in every moment from start to finish.
A trusting relationship sets the stage for your dog in being comfortable when it’s time for trimming nails, cutting fur to even administering medication.
Jack was never good at taking medication.
He’s very skilled in “cheeking” his meds. Often times, I would have to make several cheese balls around his pills just for him to eat around it and spit the pill back out.
This frustrated me since I then worried how am I going to give him his medication so he can get healthy.
It wasn’t until recently that Jack is now on a daily antacid because he was diagnosed with irritable bowel disease.
Multiple cheese balls a day just for 1 10mg pill a day wasn’t going to cut it anymore.
Instead, I split a Ziwi peak into a few different pieces.
I offered Jack a piece of the Ziwi Peak which he took voraciously.
As soon as he took his treat, I offered him the antacid pill which he gobbled right up!
Then I finished up with the other small piece of his treat.
Jack willingly accepted the medication.
I never needed to forcefully open his mouth and cram the medication down his throat.
He remained a happy camper throughout and he readily comes back to me every day for the same routine.
Do you want to achieve a level of trust with your dog that transcends any situation?
Cooperative Care: Giving Your Dog Choice and Control
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