If you’re an individual or agency seeking to learn more about the ASPCA’s SAFER® program, these tips and materials will provide you a solid knowledge base to begin implementation.
Got 6 minutes? Let ASPCA staff walk you through the basics of SAFER, a tool for assessing the probability of future canine aggression.
ASPCA experts provide a comprehensive overview of the many aspects of SAFER in our multi-part webinar series. (Assessors and organizations currently using the program will also learn ways to fine-tune their implementation so that dogs are assessed in the most objective and accurate manner.)
These free webinar recordings can be accessed anytime 24/7:
Now that you have a baseline to get started, you can find an observer and start practicing. We recommend you practice the assessment on 20 to 25 dogs.
Visit Learning How to Conduct SAFER for tips, training and guidelines as you try out the program.
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