BENEFITS OF CONSENT BEHAVIORS
There are many benefits associated with teaching an animal to indicate consent for participation in medical behaviors. Teaching your animal to indicate readiness to continue, or not, yields a better relationship with your animal. Providing choice makes training more fun and enjoyable, as well as builds a strong foundation for any activity or behavior you are pursuing.
In this video, Ken Ramirez demonstrates some of the consent behaviors he teaches his animals, including standing still, a chin rest, and presenting a paw.