“Before going to the vet’s office, it’s important that you hold your dog and touch him in the same ways the doctor will….”
This preparation for a health check up can save you and your dog much grief. I may not agree with all Cesar Millan says or writes about how to treat dogs, but I’m all in when it comes to normalizing medical visits for dogs.
Look in your dog’s mouth, brush his teeth, look in his ears, do this very gently and slowly, one thing at a time.
Take breaks and feed him his favorite food as part of this process. Your dog will learn to take vet visits in stride.
In fact, I suggest you regular walk your dog into the vet office, give him a treat and tell him how great he is.
Soon, your dog will learn that it is a good thing to go visit his vet.