Resources

Pet-Related Businesses

 
Four Corners Veterinary Hospital

 

Four Corners is certified Fear Free.

This friendly veterinary hospital offers free 'social visits,' in which your dog can simply show up and get a treat from staff, to reduce fear of going to the vet. Televisions in the waiting room stream training videos with tips on body language, and there's even Cheez Whiz in the exam rooms!

 

 

Nathan Phillips Photography

 

Looking for a professional photographer to shoot portraits of you and your dog? Nathan Phillips is a Berkeley-based photographer with over a decade of experience, and is responsible for many of the photos on this site.

 

 

Wise and Wonderful Integrative Veterinary Center

 

Wise & Wonderful is certified Fear Free.

"At Wise & Wonderful Integrative Veterinary Center we merge Western and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine in order to provide the best medical care to pets and maximize their health and wellness. In so doing, we know that we also enhance the wellbeing of their human caretakers and this is as important to us."

Services include Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Stem Cell Therapy, Laser Therapy, and more.

 

Tips and Training

SMART x50 Handout

 

Want to implement SMART x50 in your home?  Here's a handy 1 page guide. Click the icon to download.

How to Greet a Dog

 

This YouTube video breaks down the three easy steps to safely greeting someone else's dog, without making the dog feel threatened.

Recommended Reading

A Guide to Living With & Training a Fearful Dog, Debbie Jacobs CPDT-KA, CAP

 

This short book provides a great overview for new owners of fearful dogs, as well as fearful dog foster parents.

 

 
Plenty in Life is Free: Reflections on Dogs, Training and Finding Grace, Kathy Sdao, ACAAB 

 

Kathy Sdao shares a personal, thoughtful narrative which challenges readers to question paradigms we take for granted.  Many trainers, myself included, have questioned the efficacy of the "Nothing in Life is Free" model, and Ms. Sdao builds upon this by presenting practical alternatives.  A great read for all dog owners; a must read for pet professionals of any kind.

 

 

 

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