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  1. Hi everyone, I have searched this site loads for answers but none mention this. We had our boy Django 'fixed' last Friday and he is doing great, we took him to the vet yesterday to check the wound was healing ok. Thats when the trouble started. The vet attempted to take his temperature from 'behind' and he wouldnt allow this and growled a little and spun out of position, she gave up on that and I managed to get him to roll on his back and show her his wound. She immediately said we she could put us in touch with a behaviourist as this type of thing should be nipped in the bud and a dog should allow her to doe whatever she wants with no fuss. From Djangos point of view she did not greet him or make a fuss. Did not allow him to acclimatise to her or his surroundings she just went in for the kill without warning so I think the slight growl was a mild reaction. However he has stitches that will need to be removed and I have been doing a little training with him so he gets used to being manipulated for future vet visits and as soon as I touch his stitches he moves his head towards my hand as a warning (he is easy to control as he has a buster coller on) he doesnt quite growl but he is certainly communicating a dislike and will not keep still. I think if he did not have the buster collar he would definately 'mouth' my hand (not quite a bite but applying pressure with the mouth) I'm afraid the vet will be unable to keep him still long enought to remove the stitches and he will have to muzzled no doubt. My question is has anybody else had the problem and how do you deal with it? he is the perfect dog in every other way except when you poke and prod him in painful areas errrm duhh will he need to be sedated?? Is there anything I can do to improve his tolerance to being examined?? Thanks in advance
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