Happier Healing Program for Pet Dog Guardians

Teach your dog to love Elizabethan Collars for less stress and speedier recovery!

After surgery, a pet is often sent home wearing an Elizabethan collar to prevent licking and chewing of the incision which could cause irritation, infection, and delayed healing.

Teach Your Dog to Happily Wear an Elizabethan Collar!

Unfortunately, many pets and their guardians' first experience of an Elizabethan collar is often not a positive one, as simply putting the collar on the pet and expecting the pet to habituate to the collar can result in a problematic response, increasing stress levels for pet and owner. Studies show that increased fear, anxiety, and stress can lead to longer recuperation times, increased pain and potential non-compliance going forwards.

At DogNostics, we believe that all pet dog guardians should be provided with an Elizabethan collar prior to any surgery or intervention that will necessitate the wearing of such a collar by your pet. We also need to ensure that you have the skills and knowledge needed to promote a happy emotional response to wearing of the collar. For this reason, we developed the Happier Healing Program in which we Teach your dog to love Elizabethan Collars for less stress and speedier recovery!

The program can be purchased directly by pet dog guardians to implement themselves or to work alongside a Certified Trainer or Behavior Consultant.

Please see the course curriculum to read a preview of the Happier Healing Program's content.

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Please note, this is the Happier Healing Program for Pet Dog Guardians.

If you are a pet professional, please go to the

Happier Healing Professional Certification Program.

Course Curriculum

  An Introduction to Your Program
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  SECTION TWO - How to Size & Construct an Elizabethan Collar
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Your Instructor

Tudge & Stapleton-Frappell
Tudge & Stapleton-Frappell
The Contributors
Niki Tudge - M.B.A, PCBC-A, CABC, CDBC SSA-CFT, Six Sigma Black Belt, HCITB TS1, TS2 & TS3 Certified People Trainer, Certified Facilitator and Business Project Manager.

As the founder and President of The Pet Professional Guild, DogNostics Career Center and The DogSmith, Niki has substantial leadership experience in the pet industry. Niki has published numerous articles on dog training and dog behavior and her pet dog training businesses have been featured in many publications including The New York Times. Niki’s professional credentials include; AABP-Professional Dog Trainer, AABP-Professional Dog Behavior Consultant, PCBC-A and PCT-A through the Pet Professional Accrediting Board and she has earned diplomas in Animal Behavior Technology and Canine Behavior Science & Technology through the Companion Animal Science Institute. Along with Niki’s business degree and MBA from Oxford Brookes University she is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, a HCITB TS1, TS2 & TS3 certified people trainer and a certified Facilitator and Project Manager.

Louise Stapleton-Frappell - B.A. Hons, PCT- A, PCBC-A, CAP3, CTDI, DN-FSG, DN-CPCT, CWRI

Louise is a Partner and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career Center and Board Member of The Pet Professional Guild. Louise has constantly built on her knowledge and furthered her education in the field of force-free, rewards based, science-based pet training. The creator of the DogNostics’ Dog Trainer Certification Program, Louise has presented at conferences internationally and has gained a reputation for expertly teaching and training humans and canines at her own establishment, The DogSmith of Estepona, in Southern Spain, where she offers a wide range of both group and private classes and pet dog services.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us and let us know how we can help!

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