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Additional Courses Pet Professionals

Welcome, Fear Free pet professionals! This is your brand new Elective Courses page, where you can earn additional Fear Free CE hours by taking our complimentary courses. Right now, we are hard at work developing some amazing new courses, which will launch in regular intervals and will be available exclusively to you as a benefit of your active membership.

Fear Free Nail Trims: Trimming Away the Terror

  • Incorporate Gentle Control, Considerate Approach and touch gradient into nail care
  • Pros and cons of common nail trim tools
  • Describe how and when, to use food distractions or switch to DS-CC for nail trims

Groomer Client and Colleague Communication

  • Defining Fear Free Grooming
  • Communicating with colleagues and turning clients into teammates
  • Addressing common challenges

Understanding Medical Conditions and Pain

  • Medical conditions & special considerations when training
  • Understanding effects, signs & treatment of pain
  • Stress and its impact on body & welfare

Proactive and Preventive Training

  • Keeping animals calm during veterinary care, procedures & on the day of surgery
  • Pre-visit planning & post-visit reintroductions
  • Preparing animals for procedures

Infectious Conditions: What Trainers Need to Know

  • Signs & risk factors associated with infectious diseases
  • Minimizing disease risk when training pets
  • Disinfecting & managing the training environment

Feline Destructive Scratching Solutions

  • Natural functions scratching serves for cats
  • Common owner responses & the problems with them
  • Safe, effective alternatives to declawing

The Role of Technicians, Treats and More in Fear Free

  • How technicians play a role in the Fear Free process
  • The right use of treats
  • The treat ladder’s role in creating a Fear Free visit

Fear Free Scheduling | Marketing Your Certification Online

  • Importance of scheduling in creating a Fear Free visit
  • What successful scheduling looks like
  • How to market your certification

Understanding Medical Conditions and Pain

This module will discuss common conditions as well as take an in-depth look at pain management strategies and the effects of pain and stress on an animal. This module has been approved for 1 RACE CEU and 1 CEU from CCPDT, IAABC and KPA.

Proactive and Preventive Training

Learn ways in which the Fear Free Animal Trainer can partner in Fear Free efforts to keep animals calm during veterinary care, procedures, and even beyond. This module has been approved for 1.5 CEUs from CCPDT, IAABC, and KPA & 1 RACE approved CE hour.

Infectious Conditions: What Trainers Need to Know

In this module, we will review the signs and risk factors associated with infectious diseases in dogs and cats. We will cover how to minimize disease risk when training pets as well as how to properly disinfect the training environment.

Groomer Client and Colleague Communication

  • Defining Fear Free Grooming
  • Communicating with colleagues and turning clients into teammates
  • Addressing common challenges

Fear Free Nail Trims: Trimming Away the Terror

  • Incorporate Gentle Control, Considerate Approach and touch gradient into nail care
  • Pros and cons of common nail trim tools
  • Describe how and when, to use food distractions or switch to DS-CC for nail trims

Feline Destructive Scratching Solutions

  • Natural functions scratching serves for cats
  • Common owner responses & the problems with them
  • Safe, effective alternatives to declawing

The Role of Technicians, Treats and More in Fear Free

  • How technicians play a role in the Fear Free process
  • The right use of treats
  • The treat ladder’s role in creating a Fear Free visit

Fear Free Scheduling | Marketing Your Certification Online

  • Importance of scheduling in creating a Fear Free visit
  • What successful scheduling looks like
  • How to market your certification

Upcoming Courses

Simple Behaviors to Help Groomers

We’ll give you some simple, incredibly useful, easy-to-teach behaviors you can use with the pets you’re grooming to help make your job easier. The concepts of targeting and stationing can be invaluable for grooming, and we promise that taking a small amount of time to teach them up front will pay you dividends in the long run!
Groomer Courses | Launching Spring 2020

Partnering with Veterinary Professionals

Many trainers are interested in partnering with veterinary practices but are unsure where to begin. This module will provide resource for trainers who wish to either introduce the concept of Fear Free to a veterinary practice or collaborate with a Fear Free veterinary practice.
Trainer Courses | Launching Spring 2020

The Path to a Great Bath

This module will take an in-depth look at how to bathe a pet in a Fear Free manner. We will break it down each step of the way—from introducing the tub to drying the pet. Some pets will just need a little tasty treat distraction and a slightly modified environment, while more serious cases might require a full desensitization plan. We can help!
Groomer Courses | Launching Summer 2020

Business & Marketing

This module will teach you how to capitalize on your Fear Free Certified Groomer status. How do you increase revenue? How should you market yourself as a Fear Free groomer?
Groomer Courses | Launching Fall 2020

Happy Paws Magazine

Fall/Winter 2019 Issue Available Now!