Just dip the pill into peanut butter or strawberry jam (It is harder to make the jam stick on the pill than peanut butter) and give it to the dog. If it does not work because the dog refuses it or spit it out after sucking the peanut butter, begin with treat cookies with a little bit of peanut butter on it. The dog will be so used to get the treat awith the peanut butter that next time he will get the medication, he will swallow it.
However, I can say I almost never had to do that last part. Most of dogs (Exccept Steve Jones one...hehehehe) love peanut butter and they will get right through the pill. Sometimes, the dog can drop the pill on the ground, just pick it up and give it to him right away.
Dogs are creature of habbits, constance and strick structure. They are like us DBAs: They strive when there is a definite framework. If the habbit is not there, create it. Use another abbit to bring a new one (He loves cookies, bring him to love piils with a common denominator:peanut butter).
My dogs come everywhere with us. They are afraid of almost nothing. I even got them used to firearms shots by using a nailgun when I do woodworking as much as I can in their presence. If we have a home invasion, I think the dogs know better than us what to do (And it is not to run toward the intruder because we don't want our dogs between us and the intruder - Here I think only American will understand what I mean).
At the shelter, a lot of volounteers could not shove into the dogs throat the pills (Sorry, I have no idea about cats because I am so allergic to them that I am never going closer than 20 feet of a cat.) and that trick was there when I arrived. I have no idea who worked on it first, but they all use it.
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