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Client Education on Fear Free

Pet Owner Education Materials

This collection of client education and communication handouts, posters, and brochures will help to ensure that your client and their pet is prepared for every part of their Fear Free visit.

How to Make the Trip to the Veterinary Hospital Fear Free

Use this handout to educate your clients on ways that they can prepare their pet and themselves for a successful trip to your hospital.

How to Prepare Your Pet for a Veterinary Visit

This handout guide explains ways that your client can prepare their pet for a successful Fear Free visit.

How to Pill Your Pet With Kindness

Use this handout to guide your clients in training their pet to take the oral medications you prescribe in a Fear Free manner.

Giving Medications to Your Pet: How to Put the Treat Into Treatment

This handout guide explains to your client how to properly give the medications you prescribe to their pets in the Fear Free way.

10 Things That Make Fear Free Veterinary Visits Different

Use this handout to show your clients how a Fear Free visit will change the way they, and their pet, will view going to the vet.

10 Things Your Veterinary Team Should Know About Your Pet

Give this handout to your clients prior to an appointment to ensure they are prepared to give you the information you need for a Fear Free visit.

How to Manage a Fear Free Return Home

Use this handout to show your clients how to give their pet a Fear Free return home and re-integrate their pet successfully back into their home.

Muzzle Training Education

Use this handout to educate your clients on muzzle training and how it can benefit their pet.

A Fulfilled Dog is a Happy Dog

Clients often think that tiring out their dog hiking or playing is enough to keep their dog happy. As a Fear Free Certified Professional you know that fulfillment goes much deeper than that. Utilize this handout to help your clients fulfill all of their dog’s needs and help keep their lives happy and Fear Free.

Training Session Length

Many people new to training believe the longer you work with the pet, the better. But actually, it’s the opposite! Use this handout to educate you clients on the benefits of short training sessions and how it helps both them and their pet.

The Dangers of “Training” Collars

Have you seen your client come through with a punishment-based “training” collar around their neck? Prong collars, e-collars, and choke chains can be harmful, both physically and emotionally to dogs. Use this handout to educate your clients on the problems and dangers of these collars and positive alternatives for them to use.

DIY Enrichment Ideas for Dogs

Being stuck at home doesn’t mean you can’t enrich your pet’s life. Use these Do-It-Yourself enrichment tips and activities to help keep you and your dog healthy, happy, and Fear Free.

Preventing Separation Anxiety

A dog with separation anxiety shows distress when separated from family members. We don’t know exactly what causes separation anxiety; some dogs may be genetically predisposed, or it may be a learned behavior or a combination of both. Use this handout to help prevent separation anxiety from even starting.

Nail Trims: Trimming Away the Terror

Nail trims are a common source of stress for pets and owners alike, but there are many things you can do to set yourself and your pet up for success with at-home nail care.

Training as Enrichment: Basic Skills

Reward-based training improves the lives of dogs and their human families. You can “home school” your dog and improve their behavior by fitting the following training exercises into your everyday interactions with your dog.

Training as Enrichment: Walking & Moving

Reward-based training can be used to teach new tricks, hone polite manners, provide brain challenges that leave the dog more satiated and settled by the activity’s end, and boost the human-animal bond through enhanced communication and deepened trust.

Training as Enrichment: Doggie “Spaw” Day

By using reward-based techniques, you can create a “spaw day” for your dog right at home! From necessary procedures such as nail trims and brushing to calming “doga,” you can help your dog relax at home.

Senior Dogs: Special Concerns & Solutions

A greying muzzle is only one of what can be many changes a dog experiences as they reach their golden years. You can improve senior pets’ quality of life by being aware of these common changes and taking action.

Frustrated Fido: Addressing Leash Reactivity

When dogs with sociable natures are not able to interact with other dogs or people as freely as they wish, they can feel frustrated. Use this handout to help educate your clients on ways to alleviate leash reactivity.

Cat Got Your Couch? Try This

While it can be frustrating when cats scratch and damage furniture and other household items, it’s important to remember that scratching itself is a normal, innate behavior for cats. By implementing some simple solutions to provide an outlet for your cat’s scratching, you can ensure your cat gets to practice this normal behavior without ruining your furniture in the process.

How Trainers Can Help Animals in Pain

Although trainers are not medical professionals and cannot diagnose conditions or prescribe medications, there are still several ways in which we can use our expertise to help veterinarians help animals in pain. Use this handout to help educate potential training partners.

Fear Free Posters

Making sure your clients understand the value of your Fear Free Certification is one of the vital first steps to a successful Fear Free visit. Use these multi-purpose, printable posters/handouts to ensure your clients know and understand what your certification means and to reinforce your commitment to implementing Fear Free in your practice.

Client Poster – Long

Client Poster – Short Cat Only

Client Poster – Short Dog Only

Brochure for Client Education – Veterinary Professional

Use this brochure to educate your clients on what Fear Free is, the signs of stress, ways they can prepare for their visit, and how a Fear Free veterinary visit will be unlike anything they have ever experienced before.

Two-sided brochure without bleeds

Use this version to print the brochure on color printers that do not have the ability to print full-width margins and bleeds.

Two-sided brochure with bleeds

Use this version to print the brochure on color printers that have the ability to print full-width margins and bleeds or to have printed by a third-party print shop.

Brochure for Client Education – Trainer

Two-sided brochure without bleeds

Use this version to print the brochure on color printers that do not have the ability to print full-width margins and bleeds.

Two-sided brochure with bleeds

Use this version to print the brochure on color printers that have the ability to print full-width margins and bleeds or to have printed by a third-party print shop.

Brochure for Client Education – Groomer

Two-sided brochure without bleeds

Use this version to print the brochure on color printers that do not have the ability to print full-width margins and bleeds.

Two-sided brochure with bleeds

Use this version to print the brochure on color printers that have the ability to print full-width margins and bleeds or to have printed by a third-party print shop.

Happy Paws Magazine

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