Dogs With Issues

Veterinary Restraint System

Any time you need to handle a dog  to increase control and safety while reducing the risk to your 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 ring that slides up and down the track to fit the exact height of the dog in order to secure the dog with a leash through the ring. The dogs are gently restrained by simply pulling the leash through the ring (or secured) to closely fix the dog’s head and neck area up near the wall. This greatly restricts the dog’s ability to turn and apply it mouth onto the handler with a minimum of stress. One or at most two technicians 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 struggling and stress to the animal and increase 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.

  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.