Our winner this month is the lovely 3½ year old, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Sammy.
Sammy has been coming to Castle Vets for socialisation and habituation visits because he was absolutely terrified of visiting the practice and was so nervous that the vets could not examine him properly. Sammy’s dedicated owner has been working with veterinary nurse Faye, to help Sammy feel much more comfortable during his visits. Faye and Sammy’s owner have been using treats and positive reinforcement training techniques on Sammy in various parts of the practice.
Sammy has come such a long way in a short time and has finally started to trust the team at Castle Vets – we even vaccinated him last week, which is something that had been put off for a while because Sammy was just too nervous!
If you have a dog who is nervous about coming to the vets, please do get in touch with us. We can help you to work with your dog and make their veterinary visits much less stressful for them and you.