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A New Service For Your Business – 

Take the program, become a Collaborative Care  partner and then offer the curriculum through  your Group Classes, Board-n -Train Programs or Private Lessons. You can even host a workshop!  


 Fostering Collaborative Care Program !



Purchase & Download Your Program Here



Program Learning Objectives

  • Improve a pet’s manageability through happy collaboration during husbandry procedures
  • Learn how to teach cooperative behaviors that will help pets experience less stress during pet care procedures whether in the home, during transport, or at the vet’s, groomer’s, pet sitter’s or elsewhere.
  • Support the increase of the human-animal bond and levels of trust shared
  • Build a positive emotional response to collaborative care, leading to happy, empowered pets


How often do you think 

"I would love to run a workshop or class on (fill in the gap)" and then the reality of the work required sets in!

Tasks such as: the development of the curriculum, the time line, the skills and so much more .. 

Well here at DogNostics we have done all the work for you.


Add This Program to Your Business Services &/Or Choose The Option To Gain a New Credential!

The Fostering Collaborative Care Program is available as an educational event and a certification. Your choice!

Join the program and become the go-to-expert in your area and have your clients enjoying Collaborative Care procedures whether they are at home, with their groomer or their veterinarian. Checkout the great program contents

Why Join The Program

Understanding the many uses for and learning how to teach essential collaborative care behaviours will help pets happily cooperate in their own care. Collaborative care skills lead to a reduction in stress and anxiety for you, your clients and their pets. These important skills help everyone to remain calm in what could otherwise be fear-provoking situations.

Whether it be your pet or a client’s pet; a dog, a cat or a bunny; in your home, during transport, at the veterinary clinic or in your pet care business – It is essential we learn the importance of collaborative care and gain knowledge as to how we can empower pets, offering them a choice and a voice, while improving manageability through happy compliance during husbandry and veterinary care procedures. 

The Fostering Collaborate Care recorded presentation delivered in two parts, will provide you with the skill-set and knowledge needed to help pet owners look after their pets’ emotional, as well as physical, well-being. Check out the program content here 

7 Key Skills

  1. Shake Hands – A cute trick for saying hi that is also incompatible to jumping up – Indispensable for paw exams and nail trims. A default behaviour - For meet & greets and whenever the pet is unsure of what to do
  2. Hand Target – A nose to hand touch for use in husbandry procedures, to build confidence, & to effortlessly move and position pets.
  3. Sustained Chin (to hand or object) Target and Sustained (nose to) Hand Target for use in pet care procedures & to effortlessly move and position pets, keeping them in position for the required duration.  These sustained behaviors also act as a clear signal of consent, allowing the pet to Say Yes or No!
  4. A Default sit, down or stand – For use in training; during husbandry procedures; to maintain a high rate of reinforcement and a means of the pet clearly letting us know that they are ready to participate in their care and to continue the collaboration.
  5. Paws Up – Two front paws up on object – Fantastic behaviour for grooming and examinations; getting in and out of vehicles…
  6. In Your Crate – A crate should be a pet’s safe-place to be; a place they willingly go to and happily relax in – Essential for transport; stays away from home; vet visits; when unable to actively supervise the pet
  7. On Your Mat – Imagine a dog who immediately runs to their mat when the doorbell rings; a cat who comfortably settles on a mat while at the vet’s...

4 Key Concepts 

  1. Giving Pets a Choice – Teach behaviors that empower pets to become true collaborative partners, actively choosing to participate in their care procedures
  2. Enabling Pets to Have a Voice – Help pets build the skills to clearly consent to procedures – to say “Yes” or to say “No”
  3. The Reduction of Anxiety, Stress and Fear - Supporting pets and their owners by creating, through education, more relaxed and enjoyable care procedures
  4. Improved Emotional, Environmental & Physical Well-Being – The building of positive behaviors and emotions towards a pets management, training and care procedures. 


YOU CAN ALSO  CHOOSE TO BECOME A DOGNOSTICS' Collaborative Care Partner!


Simply purchase the certification program, take the test and submit your videos. Learn more here 

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DogNostics is the sister company to and provides the key education for DogSmith Licensed professionals. 


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