2017 APDT Annual Educational Conference & Trade Show

TH01 - It’s Time to Train the Trainer About Fear Free

Oct 19, 2017 9:00am ‐ Oct 19, 2017 11:00am

Standard: $20.00


Chances are you’ve loved pets from the time you were very young. Chances are your parents probably have stories of you trying to “fix up” the family pets and train them to have better manners. The last thing you would ever do is to knowingly make life worse for pets. But chances also are you’re harming pets more often than you know or would like to believe.

You’ve adopted positive-based methods to train pets, but may not have realized that you also have a key part to play in looking after both the physical and emotional wellbeing of pets. How would you like to take your career to a new level of impact, where pets live happier, healthier, fuller lives, pet owners look at you as a pet health expert, and where you achieve the financial success and emotional wealth you never dared to dream possible?

It’s not a dream; it’s here today in the form of a transformative initiative called Fear Free, where the goal is to “take the pet out of petrified.”

The veterinary profession wants to work with trainers like you to reduce fear, anxiety, and stress (FAS) in pets’ lives, increase enrichment activities, and help pets live, happy, healthy, full lives. Embrace Fear Free and you’ll “do well, by doing good.”


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