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04-11-2014 11:37 PM
Colie CVT The scale thing is actually a very common issue. Have they tried to put a towel on the scale? If it is just the black mat, or just a silver scale, it usually causes dogs to be nervous about stepping onto it. I imagine that it looks like a black hole they will fall into.

The general practice I work at placed a towel under a clear top that was given by some company for some product (I look at the thing every time I'm there but I can't tell you off hand what it is lol) and we have had far less issues with dogs refusing to get onto it. My kids all have the command "scale" when I want them to get on it, and they generally offer it lol.
04-11-2014 09:58 PM
selzer
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I don't like em either. They have a nasty habit of running off with a lot of my money.

hear, hear!
04-11-2014 09:51 PM
mego I went to the vet every week for 4-5 months to use their scale. My dog loves the vet now. It was really positive because the trips where they've had to do annoying or painful procedures is like 2 out of 50 times we've walked in
04-11-2014 08:52 PM
SuperG I'm not all that crazy about the vet but fortunately the place I go has really decent people there...so it keeps my attitude more "upbeat" which my pooch latches onto....but as far as hanging out at the vet's office for training and conditioning....no thanks....sickness abounds, I assume.


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04-11-2014 07:46 PM
ZoeD1217
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WOW OK that does sound like a problem? I think it's still the right approach
but maybe back it up and slow it down a little.

How much trouble would it be to go to the vet office for a walk? Don't go in ,just take a walk around the property a few times. Then try taking in her for a weight in after a few weeks?

I've never had this problem but that kind of behaviour strikes me as extreme, so dragging in her isn't going to work here.

So maybe going even slower is a better approach?
I suppose I'll have to just see how it goes next week. I'm all for waffling around outside if needed. She isn't scared to go in... And she whines and acts like her life depends on getting petted by the office girl. She's okay until you try to get her on the lowered table/scale. Then she flips out and it's all downhill from there. It took a bit to calm her down and then they coaxed her back up for shots... which she was really not even phased for. It was so strange. She does hate getting her nails clipped so much that I have to take her in to get them done. Maybe the shiny exam table is the same type they put her on to clip nails? It just made me feel awful to see her so stressed out.

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04-11-2014 07:07 PM
Madisonmj97
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I don't like em either. They have a nasty habit of running off with a lot of my money.
Hahah, indeed they do tend to do that. Tried to get me to pay $225 for some puppy kit... Like no. I think I'll pass.
04-11-2014 06:53 PM
Baillif I don't like em either. They have a nasty habit of running off with a lot of my money.
04-11-2014 06:44 PM
Chip18
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This is what they suggested to me today. Bring her in to get weighed and get treats and love a few weeks in a row. This was our 4th visit and by far the worst. She screamed and peed everywhere over just trying to get her weight.

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WOW OK that does sound like a problem? I think it's still the right approach
but maybe back it up and slow it down a little.

How much trouble would it be to go to the vet office for a walk? Don't go in ,just take a walk around the property a few times. Then try taking in her for a weight in after a few weeks?

I've never had this problem but that kind of behaviour strikes me as extreme, so dragging in her isn't going to work here.

So maybe going even slower is a better approach?
04-11-2014 05:54 PM
ZoeD1217
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Treats! Make practice runs at the Vet office maybe just a weigh in and treats a few times
This is what they suggested to me today. Bring her in to get weighed and get treats and love a few weeks in a row. This was our 4th visit and by far the worst. She screamed and peed everywhere over just trying to get her weight.

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04-11-2014 05:48 PM
Chip18 Treats! Make practice runs at the Vet office maybe just a weigh in and treats a few times
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