Interested in implementing a standardized canine aggression assessment in your shelter? SAFER™ (Safety Assessment for Evaluating Rehoming) is a brief yet thorough assessment to evaluate what resources you may need to place each dog. You can listen to this webinar recording at your convenience, any time 24/7.
By the end of this webinar, you can develop an understanding about:
The history and research behind SAFER
How SAFER can identify which dogs are ready to go into your placement program or rescue, which ones will benefit from behavior modification, and which ones may need careful management when placed
Other ways to collect information about each dog (SAFER is just one piece of a puzzle)
Canine Assessment: SAFER Overview and Research is part of a series of webinars about the canine aggression assessment.
Dr. Emily Weiss’ work at the ASPCA involves developing programs and processes that focus on impact on animal welfare. In her previous work as a behaviorist, she developed training programs to improve husbandry and decrease stress for many zoo animals. She has also developed assessment tools for shelter animals, including the SAFER assessment and Meet Your Match Canine-ality, Puppy-ality and Feline-ality. Dr. Weiss is co-editor of the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, and has published and lectured extensively in the field of applied animal behavior.