Luckily (and this was certainly one of those times I was incredibly grateful I have learned these tools), I use reward-based training. This meant I could explain to Khalil what I wanted him to do (mostly hold his head still) and reward him for co-operating in having his wound dressed and treated.
This meant it was fairly straightforward to get the job done and, because Khal had choice in the situation, meant that I kept his trust and strengthened our relationship.
I’m glad to say he recovered quickly and fully from this injury, but watch the video to see how I approached treating his wound:
You can watch the whole video plus loads more of step-by-step video tutorials on everything from injections to hosing in our Healthcare Procedures Home Study Course: https://connectiontraining.com/home-study-courses/healthcare-procedures-home-study-course/
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