Dogs With Issues

Veterinary Restraint System to reduce fear and stress

Reduce Fear, Anxiety and Stress  when handling dogs! When there is a need to handle a dog  to increase control and safety while reducing the risk to staff, please consider this specially designed system. The restraint is easy to use and can be combined for greater control by use with a “Mr. Big” collar to secure the dog to reduce pressure on the dog’s neck.

Description: The restraint system is an aluminum tie track that is 36” long that is bolted into a secure area of the wall. This track comes with a sliding ring that can be moved along the track to attach to any size of dog. A leash attached to the dog's collar is pulled and secured on the ring or held to control the dog and reduce FAS. Only gentle pressure is needed to pull the leash through the ring move the dog's head near the wall. This restricts the dog’s ability to move, and most dogs do not resist handling if not held in a "body hug restraint" by a stranger!  One technician can restrain the animal by gentle pressure on the dog’s body while a 2nd technician, veterinarian, or groomer handles the dog.

Indications for use: Dogs that are unruly, or potentially pose a safety risk of biting the handlers. This system can be used for brief medical or grooming procedures, nail trims, vaccinations, and exams to limit FAS for the dog and increases safety and animal cooperation.

Problems associated with standard practices of restraint.

  1. Mildly to very uncomfortable when held closely to a technician’s body and exposes the handler to injury. Many dogs resist the handling more than the procedure.
  2. Dogs can move and struggle on a stand or grooming table and can expose the handler to injury.
  3. More than one, or up to 3 or 4 people restraining a dog can “set the stage” for future problems when the restrained and struggling animal is returned to the facility.

Advantages of the  Veterinary Restraint System to reduce stress

  1. Most dogs are comfortable during the restraint process – please ask about our training videos!
  2. The system can greatly reduce or eliminate the movement and struggling of any properly restrained dog. This greatly reduces the risk of injury to a handler or technician.
  3. One or two people, at most, can usually completely restrain and affect a much calmer demeanor in the restrained dog. A calmer dog is less likely to resist handling at future visits.

Length of restraint system:  Standard is 36“ to accommodate all sizes of dogs.