Teaching Your Dog To Love The Cone

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Elizabethan collars (sometimes referred to as “cones of shame”) are necessary tools to keep pets from licking a surgical site, wound or hot spot; chewing off bandages or splints; or scratching their ears or face. By desensitizing your dog to wearing a cone, it will be less stressful for your pet if and when they need to use one. There are several types of cones available some of which are more comfortable for the animal. The method detailed below is illustrated with a clear plastic cone and a dog but it works for all types of cones and applies to both dogs and cats.

Yin, S. (2022, January 17). Teaching your dog to love the cone. Dr. Sophia Yin. Retrieved April 5, 2022, from https://drsophiayin.com/blog/entry/teaching-your-dog-to-love-the-cone/

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Topic(s): Behavior, Dog to People - Low Stress Handling, Pet Families, Social Interactions