Pet Video Podcast

56 (video) – How to give a pill to a dog

Pet podcast #56 is our fourth video podcast with dog trainer and animal behaviourist Sherry Bedard. In this episode Sherry teaches us how to give a pill to a dog. Sherry demonstrates this technique on her dog Hailey and we get both the long shot and a close-up look at the technique. (Updated 05/21/2015)

Sherry Bedard is an animal behaviourist and trainer working in Montreal. She founded Animal instincts school in 2005 and she teaches people how to become dog trainers. She also consults on a 1-to-1 basis with dog owners that are having problems with their dog. Sherry also teaches canine and feline behavior to students in the adult education program at Vanier College and regularly volunteers her time and expertise at local animal shelters in Montreal.

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2 Responses to this Article, So Far

  1. I have a similar way of pilling Duffy but I have her sit on the kitchen floor in front of me facing the cupboards I’m crouching w/my legs on either side so she has no where to go. I pick up the pill between thumb & forefinger on right hand, hold her head in my left hand open her mouth using other fingers of right hand, and because she used to spit them out – still does on occasion, I hold the pill on my forefinger lightly against the roof of her mouth & slide it straight down to the point she has no choice but to swallow. A liquid supplement follows the pills Duffy has gotten so used to it (& it’s always before a meal) that she comes over to me sits in front of me & tilts her head up & back a bit to look @ me. After a couple of years being pilled w/several supplements twice a day I can actually do it one handed now.

  2. Avatar Jobo Pulumo says:

    i am very happy to see clearly how to give a dog a pill, because I learning a veterinary Ass.

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