In this video, KPA CTP Rosalie Benitez demonstrates her trick for getting her dogs to take pills happily. Prior to teaching her dogs to accept medication, Rosalie worked to get them comfortable with different foods, flavors, and textures (including fake pills) so that they would be used to the experience. By covering the pills in something tasty (peanut butter often works well), the pills are transformed into a tasty treat. Note how she uses a happy voice, which sends a message to her dogs that pill time is happy time—no pill-pushing necessary!
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