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Title: Tools to Evaluate Canine Aggression

When: 12/05/2012 at 15:00 to 12/05/2012 at 16:00

Where: Online


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Wednesday, December 5, 3-4pm ET Presented by ASPCA staff: ASPCA: Shannon Grammann and Heather Mohan-Gibbons, MS, RVT, ACAAB, CBCC-KA SAFER® (Safety Assessment for Evaluating Rehoming), is an ASPCA canine assessment program. It is a predictive, consistent method for evaluating the probability of canine aggression in individual dogs. The seven item assessment generally takes no more than 10 minutes per dog to complete. In this webinar we'll examine each SAFER assessment item in sequence. We'll focus on how each item is conducted, what behaviors the item is meant to identify and what those might mean in regard to the dog's adoptability profile. We'll also cover how to effectively use your body position as well as proper leash handling for each item to accurately conduct the assessment. SAFER assessments demand little in the way of special equipment or space. Many tools can be found in the average shelter. We'll review facility requirements and equipment, and discuss the components needed to conduct the SAFER assessment and why they're important. This is the second in a four-part series and will benefit anyone working in animal welfare, dog training, or those interested in shelter programs. Assessors and organizations currently using the program will also learn ways to fine-tune their implementation to ensure dogs are assessed in the most objective and accurate manner. This webinar is an overview of SAFER handling and does not replace the information found in the SAFER DVD and guidebook. To get the most out of this session, we strongly recommend you participate in the other webinars in the four-part SAFER series by attending live sessions or by watching webinar recordings.

Sponsor: ASPCA

Speaker(s): Shannon Grammann and Heather Mohan-Gibbons, MS, RVT, ACAAB, CBCC-KA

Contact: Valerie Sheppard