Standing beside the client instead of facing them makes you part of the dogs team.
Using the leash in a manner that allows you to pick up the dog without getting bitten. Notice that I take just enough time for the dog to understand what I am doing.
Observe the anxiety of this dog in the tub, licking lips, side eye, following my movements.
On the table, I try to stay in contact with the pet as much as possible. I normally don’t talk to them unless it is a quiet murmur to reinforce my energy. I work from behind the dog to keep confrontation at a minimum.
This is the 3rd time I have worked with this animal. He was nearly untouchable but has now formed a tentative friendship with me.
The five steps by Heather Beck at K9 Lifeline
Link to Norma – Neurological issues