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Examination & Restraint

Dog Trainer Basil Theofanides teaches dog owners how to get their dogs used to being handled and examined.Firstly, hold the dog firmly with one hand on the chest and one hand on the muzzle. Give praise. Examine mouth and teeth. Clean eyes by brushing fur away from the eye. Check in ears. Beware of a cheesy smell that could indicate infection. Check feet and toes. Give praise during and after every examination.

This technique puts dogs in a relaxed state so owners or vets can examine them without hassle. It is also a good bonding exercise between you and your pet, and should be carried out daily.