Alpine Veterinary Hospital

P.O. Box 709
Bingen, WA 98605



Understanding Fear Free And Your Pet


Minimizing our patient's Fear, Anxiety and Stress (FAS) while visiting our hospital is a priority for the staff at Alpine Veterinary Hospital.  Listed below are resources to help you prepare for a visit to our hospital, understand how we assess FAS, and general training information to create positive interactions around experiences your pet may have during an appointment.



How To Prepare Your Pet For A Veterinary Visit

Fear Free Pre-Visit Client Questionnaire


Understanding The Spectrum of Fear, Anxiety and Stress



          Eight Tips To Help Fearful Dogs Feel Safe


Giving Medication to Your Dog

          General Information 

          Giving Pills


Nail Trims and Your Pet

          Dog Nail Trims Using A Scratch Board

          Fear Free Friendly Tips for Trimming a Dog's Nails

          Force Free Nail Trims:  Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3


Desensitization and General Training 

          Training To Use A Basket Muzzle

          Training For More Comfortable Grooming

          Desensitization For Dog Fearful of Car Rides

          Tips For Keeping Your Cats Off The Kitchen Counter

          Mental Enrichment Example: Post-Op Recovery With Gus The Dog


Target Training

          Hand-to-Nose Targeting

          Target Training To Overcome Fear:  Part 1 | Part 2

          Introducing The Place Command

          Teaching the Place Command


For more information, visit Fear Free Happy Homes.