If you have arranged to take your dog to one of your local vets for a check-up or a procedure, and you are concerned that your pet's nervous temperament may make this a challenging experience, here are some tips that may be of use to you.
Behave in a calm manner.
Dogs are highly sensitive creatures and can often pick up on and then mimic their owners' moods.
This means that if you start behaving in an anxious manner on the day of the appointment (for example, if you start speaking in a high-pitched, nervous voice or become very physically tense), your dog may start also start to feel anxious.
It's not as though you're going to like everyone you meet. And yet, it's not as though this dislike is going to turn into a physical fight. This is not the case when dogs don't get along. Though they're domesticated animals, dogs can still fight rather viciously with each other, and this can be traumatic when your dog is the victim—both for your dog, and for you as their loving owner.