Whether you've been conducting SAFER® assessments on dogs at your agency for several years or are just starting to use this tool, these new resources will build your skills.
Conduct a Self-Check
Maintaining Proper SAFER Assessment Skills
Ensuring the SAFER assessment is being conducted safely, humanely, and as designed at your agency.
Building a Complete Behavior Profile
SAFER: Just One Piece of the Puzzle
"That dog failed his temperament test!" These are words that make every assessor shudder. Here are tips for looking at SAFER holistically.
“SAFER is an aggression assessment, not a pass/fail test. It offers a look at the probability of future aggression — and that doesn't mean that a dog who displays aggression during the assessment will definitely aggress in the future.”
FAQ: Assessment Techniques
Answers to questions about issues that may come up during your assessments.
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.