Fear Free Resources


Fear Free Resources

“Don’t Sweat the Vet”

There is help for your “scaredy cat” or skittish pup

What does Fear Free mean?

If you are new to Cooperative Care for Veterinary Care, start here to learn about the Fear Free movement.   Be sure to visit the Fear Free for Pet Owners resources page for a free membership. 

Fear Free near me

Search the Directory to find a Veterinarian or Trainer near you who are certified to be Fear Free Professionals.

New Jersey's first certified Fear Free Practice - BERKELEY VETERINARY CENTER

Dr. Tony and Dr. Alyssa at Berkeley Veterinary Center in Bayville are part of a new initiative sweeping veterinary medicine designed to ease the stress, fear, and anxiety so many pets experience while at the veterinarian.

Berkeley Veterinary Center is the very FIRST to gain certification in the state of New Jersey!  They are still one of only two fully certified practices in our state.

Muzzle Time Video Helo

Muzzle Training Videos for Low Stress FUN muzzles. To keep your dog and your veterinary staff safe. When taught well, help parent relax, dogs remain calm and keep veterinary/grooming/training staff safe.

Chin Rest Training

A fun behavior for many reasons but VERY helpful for veterinary and grooming care.  One of many position training games you can teach your dog (or cat – or lizard – or ferret) to help them have a stress-less visit.

Additional resources

Articles, Videos, and More from sources We Trust.

American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior

Position on Dominance Theory in training

Finding a Fear Free Vet
Canine Enrichment Facebook Group
Cooperative Care

(Nail trims, grooming, teeth brushing)

Dogs and Babies