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I mentioned this in another thread but I think it needs attention here.

Taking Eddee to the vet ... he barked beyond barking ... barked straight in the vets face ... not mean ... just anxious ... no biting involved ... could not stand still ... wanted to jump off the table ... had to practically hog tie him to myself ... I had to take him in the back room of the waiting area to keep him calm and quiet ... and walk him around in my arms to calm him. He was a basket case. :/

I am so grateful the vet has a sense of humor ... I did not so much ... as Eddee gave me a work-out trying to hold him still for the exam and bloodwork and a bunch of scratches trying to do whatever it was he was doing.

This is the first time I have had him to the vets since I adopted him 7 days prior to this appointment. He must go back for his final boosters on May 16th ....

How to go about training this problem without calming drugs? He is not like this at home. :/

Take into account he is estimated to be between 10 months of age and one year old ... only 12.3 pounds ... and he just lost a crowded baby upper canine tooth two days ago ... puppy stuff?
 

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Thanks folks ... Good training ideas. Yes Eddie is a Schnauzer mix ... looks very much like some Cairn in there. I will start with the "Quiet" command first.

Not sure about being able to go to the vets to practice ... though wish I could ... as it is a great tool.
 

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My puppy hates the slippery vet table, and it made her really nervous, so if you put a mat down on top so they have more grip, might feel more secure :) I also agree to take them to the vet for random occasions just to chill, otherwise they have nothing really positive to associate with the vet's office and just have haunting memories of being tied down for x rays, or getting poked by needles.
The mat is a great idea! I will be sure to take one! I did notice he was reluctant to being on the table... just wiggling and sliding around all over the place and wanting to "jump down" the more I think about it.

Sometimes it takes a pair of fresh eyes and brains to figure it out. Thank you. :)

Treats did not work. :/
 

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Was it just when you went back for the exam or just at the vet's office the whole visit? If it was just the exam part and the table specifically maybe you can get the vet to come down on the floor with Eddee. Lots of dogs don't like being up on the table due to the height, slippery surface, etc.
It was the whole experience! Eddee wanted to play with a huge Lab at the front desk the minute we got there ... I had to leave the area for all concerned ... at least I have enough sense to do that! lol! :)

This is a good thought too ....

Being Eddie is a rescue ... I will never know what his first experiences with the vet were or if he ever went to one at all! :/
 
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