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Anderson Animal Shelter Offers Free “Fear-Free” Animal Behavior Program for Pet Owners

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Taking the “pet” out of petrified one foster at a time
This program provides professionals and pet lovers with the knowledge and tools to look after both a pet’s physical and emotional well-being.

Why should you become “Fear Free” certified?

A message from Brittany, Anderson Humanes Animal Behavior Program Manager

You can’t know what you don’t know. Understanding dog and cat behavior is like learning another language. Inadvertently, we may be causing more fear, anxiety, or stress in our interactions with shelter animals. This course will broaden your understanding of animal behavior and will challenge you to think from the perspective of the animal. This will help improve our interactions with the animals and therefore support their physical, mental, and emotional needs. Fear Free was founded on the science of animal behavior and backed by leading experts in the field. Every staff member at Anderson Humane is fear-free shelter certified, and we dream that our volunteers and fosters will be too!

Fear Free Mission

is to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in pets by inspiring and educating the people who care for them.

We invite you to join us in completing this invaluable FREE training, which plays a significant role in ensuring that every animal’s stay with us is the absolute best it can be until they find their Fur-ever home!

Get started TODAY!

We are encouraging you to take the challenge and become “Fear Free” certified. This will empower you to understand and help the animals you shower with love!

Fear Free Shelter Course

Module 1: Emotional Health

Module 2: Recognizing how animals are feeling in the shelter

Module 3: How animals learn

Module 4: Fear free communication and animal handling basics


1) Enrichment for shelter cats

2) Enrichment for shelter dogs

3) Housing and environment

4) Intake and admission

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