We’ve compiled downloadable materials and online training for agencies and individuals implementing the SAFER® method for evaluating the probability of canine aggression.
Here are some must-see videos, one-hour webinars and the official SAFER guide.
The Seven SAFER Assessment Items
Get instructions, scoring and follow-up for each item here.
See A Complete SAFER Assessment
Watch this video of a full assessment on a large dog.
SAFER Trainings & Official Guide
Download the Guide
The SAFER guide can be downloaded free here.
Handy Reference Tool: SAFER Glossary
Sharpen your skills at reading canine body postures as called for in the SAFER assessment. Each definition includes a video clip so you can see the body posture in action.
Webinar: SAFER Equipment and Handling
A closer look at the tools and facility requirements you'll need to conduct each of the seven items in the SAFER assessment.
Webinar: Scoring and Choice
This session will help you determine which dogs are candidates for behavior modification and demonstrate how the role of choice plays in the SAFER assessment.
Stay on top of the latest teachings and new resources. Enhancing Your SAFER Skills
9 Ways to Send the Message: No Pets In Hot Cars
Spread the word to pet owners in your community about the dangers of animals in hot cars. Here’s some inspiration from your colleagues in the field:
They Did It: Dog Mailboxes Keep Kennels Organized
Looking for a cute and practical way to keep track of every dog’s possessions? Take a tip from this New Mexico agency and give every dog his or her own mailbox.
Make A Doggie Enrichment Box
This Pittsburgh shelter came up with a super-portable enrichment idea that’s simple and quick to put together for instant canine fun.