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Trimming the Fear Away – Training Cooperative Nail Care in Dogs

Published on Apr 3, 2023

by Chong Qi Ai

15th April 2023 | Saturday | 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm

Does your dog groan and complain every time you trim his nails? Worse, your dog may even become really upset and try to bite! Cooperative care training can help make nail trims a more pleasant experience for both the dog and paw-parent, by teaching the dog to actively participate in the procedure. Join Qi Ai at PetExpo for this short talk and live demo with their Singapore Special, Carrot!


About Chong Qi Ai

Qi Ai is a senior manager with the Animal & Veterinary Service. As an animal behaviorist, she studies how animals interact with the environment, applying this to her work with the goal of improving the welfare of animals under her care. A typical day at work involves caring for, rehabilitating and training animals at the Centre for Animal Rehabilitation to help them find great homes, as well as driving policies and initiatives to improve animal welfare in Singapore.

About Animal & Veterinary Services (AVS)

The Animal & Veterinary Service (AVS) is a cluster within the National Parks Board (NParks). Formed on 1 April 2019, it is the main touch-point on animal and veterinary matters in Singapore and the First Responder for all animal-related feedback.

AVS safeguards the health and welfare of animals. Singapore remains free from animal diseases of economic and public health importance, such as rabies and avian influenza through cross-boundary exchange and interdisciplinary co-operation. With comprehensive and integrated programmes through working with our human health counterparts, we continue to ensure that both animals and humans in our nation stay healthy and safe from such threats. We also work closely with partners in the veterinary and animal-related industries to strengthen capacities and enhance competencies in animal health and welfare.

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* With effect from 1 April 2019, the Agri-food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) have been restructured to form the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) and the Animal & Veterinary Service (AVS) under the National Parks Board (NParks). All food-related and functions and services will be managed by SFA while the non-food related animal services will be provided by AVS.

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