Oklahoma City, OK, February 07, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- In an effort to take the bite out of the risks involved for veterinary professionals when handling aggressive dogs, K9 University, provider of dog services and dog behavioral training seminars, has launched ‘Occupational Dog Bite Prevention,’ a comprehensive dog safety and handling training course for veterinarians, vet techs and office staff.
K9 University recently announced this program at the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association Convention (OVMA). This new program is intended to give veterinary office professionals the critical skills they need to safely handle dangerous and/or aggressive dogs with confidence while gaining the ability to successfully care for these dogs as needed.
Some dogs are aggressive due to neglect or trauma. Others have bad behavioral habits that make it difficult to care for them in a veterinary setting. But almost any dog can be managed with the proper tools. Occupational Dog Bite Prevention is more than just a dog bite safety
class. The intent is to offer an innovative program designed to cover every aspect of handling a dog patient that may need onsite veterinary medical care, from the initial phone call from the owner of the dog to the in-room exam and follow ups.
“The key in any difficult dog vet visit is to minimize the stress to the dog, the owner, and the office staff,” says Angel Soriano, president and CEO of K9 University. “This new program is expressly designed to assist veterinary professionals, the people who are on the front lines caring for dogs who may have aggression or other behavioral issues that create safety risks. The primary goal is to help these professionals fine tune their skills in dog handling and better protect themselves and the dogs they care for.”
Occupational Dog Bite Prevention will give veterinarians and veterinary workers the critical know-how they need to follow the key steps that can and should be taken in order to provide optimal care for dog patients, piece of mind for their owners, and reduce exposure to dog bites, Soriano said.
In addition to the new program, K9 University provides some of the most creative and innovative dog training seminars
in the industry. Through a versatile and adaptable approach to working with dogs and their owners, K9U has set the industry standard for achieving positive, sustainable results that can be used over and over again to bolster the behavioral learning process.
K9 University offers gold-level dog training
in private school settings, focusing on smaller classes where ratios of students to instructors are set to offer maximum results. K9U dog trainers are long-term career animal professionals and behaviorists with a combined 75 years of experience.
About K9 University: (www.myk9u.com), K9 University is an educational institution focusing on dog training needs from the very basic to advanced and specialized training for problem dogs, dogs suffering with complex conditions, behavioral issues, and dogs that simply have bad habits.
For more information visit the web site at www.myk9u.com, or call (405) 231-4335.