Fearful Felines and Fido: Defensive Handling Techniques for Fear Aggressive Cats and Dogs

Dogs and cats exhibiting aggressive behaviors due to fear and/or pain present several challenges to the veterinary team. These patients can be difficult to evaluate safely and have compromised well-being due to the severe stress they are dealing with.  

Thankfully, there are many handling techniques and skills that can be used in these situations. In this 60-minute webinar, followed by a 30-minute Q + A, through case studies and video demonstration, I will be discussing handling techniques and plans to add to your handling toolbox.

- Tabitha Kucera, CCBC, RVT, KPA-CTP

What's included?

  • CEUs

    1.5 CEUs approved for CCPDT, IAABC, and KPA

  • Q&A Time with Tabitha!

    30 minutes of bonus Q&A time with Tabitha!

  • Recordings available!

    Lifetime access to the recording!

Your Speaker!


Tabitha Kucera

Tabitha Kucera is an Elite Fear Free and Low-Stress Handling Certified Registered Veterinary Technician, VTS (Behavior), Certified Cat Behavior Consultant, and Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner. She is the owner of Chirrups and Chatter Cat and Dog Behavior Consulting and Training in Cleveland, Ohio, and the host of the podcast, Tails from a Vet Tech. She enjoys helping people better understand and relate to their animal companions which leads to a stronger bond and a more gratifying relationship between animals and humans. She is a Fear Free certified speaker and coach, a Fear Free Practice Certification Consultant, and serves on the board of Pet Professional Guild’s cat committee. Tabitha has helped to develop training and behavior programs for various veterinary hospitals and shelters and works as a consultant for many shelters and private veterinary practices.