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.
10 Ways to Celebrate Halloween
Here’s some spook-tacular inspiration from your colleagues in the field—all treats, no tricks!
Dangers and Treatments for Household Battery Ingestion
Batteries are common household items that can cause serious problems when ingested or chewed on. The Animal Poison Control Center explains what you need to know
10 Dog Adoption Promos That Made Us LOL
These dog promos from the field are sure to bring you chuckles—here’s inspiration to use humor to help increase adoptions.