CPT Trainers Perform Lunch & Learn Seminar at Roswell Animal Hospital
July 10, 2007
On Tuesday, July 10, CPT Trainers Mark Spivak and Krista Weaver appeared at Roswell Animal Hospital on Alpharetta Highway/Highway 9 in Roswell. Mark and Krista first explained CPT’s history and services, then assisted several of the veterinarians, hospital manager Bill Grubb, and the Hospital staff in resolving their pets’ behavioral and obedience problems, including consultations on jumping, housebreaking, basic obedience, anxiety reduction, and fear aggression. We also assisted the hospital staff in establishing an anxiety and fear aggression behavior modification program for Woodstock, a Lab Mix that the hospital was attempting to adopt. The attendees appreciated the insights of CPT’s professional trainers as well as CPT’s cognitive, personalized emphasis. Consequently, the Roswell staff can now speak more knowledgably and confidently when recommending CPT for improving their clients’ behavioral and obedience issues.
Veterinary hospitals, such as Roswell, realize that forming a relationship with CPT increases the productivity and profitability of the clinic. Happy dog owners with well trained pets do not return their pets to the breeder or shelter. Consequently, they remain clients of the veterinary practice and better enjoy their pet owning experience with their current pet, as well as future pets. Thus, they remain happy clients for many years.
Moreover, veterinarians prefer examining calm, obedient dogs versus fearful, aggressive, or overly exuberant dogs that require the assistance of one or more technicians. Calm, obedient dogs trained by CPT are more pleasant, safer clients. Furthermore, cooperative, well-behaved dogs lead to faster exams and less need to distract vet techs from other assignments, which reduces overtime and associated labor costs for the hospital. In addition, when exams progress more quickly and veterinarians are not burdened by communicating lengthy complimentary behavioral consultations on housebreaking, household manners, obedience, dominance or aggression, the veterinarian’s time is more productive and profitable. In contrast, when veterinarians have an expected 10-minute exam turn into a 30-minute exam, waiting clients often sit in the lobby an excess amount of time. Alternatively, referring the obedience, household manners, or behavioral consultation to CPT enables a trainer to perform the consultation at the client’s home, where it is often most beneficial, and improves customer service and client wait time at the hospital.
Atlanta area veterinary clinics desiring a similar presentation, should contact the CPT office by phone at 770-396-6433.
Update: The behavior modification protocols recommended by CPT were able to improve Woodstock’s comfort when people approached his crate or men reached to pet him. Consequently, he was successfully adopted by a client of the practice.