Fear Free Animal Training Certification, FFCP

During the COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home orders in New York, I decided this would be a great time to study and take the Fear Free Animal Trainer certification course. In order to take the course, you need to pass some eligibility requirements. You need to take and pass an intake exam, and have at least one certification by an approved animal trainer certification program. I was able to use both my CPDT-KA and Catch Canine Trainers Academy certifications for this step. Additionally, in order to be certified, you need to complete and pass exams for six modules and pledge to uphold a humane, emotionally protective code of conduct and ethical standard for pet care, training, and professionalism.

By completing this course and becoming certified as a Fear Free Certified Professional (FFCP) Animal Trainer, it will allow me to work as a partner with veterinary teams to help prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress (FAS) and improve an animal’s emotional well being during veterinary care and home care.

Another good thing about the certification is that you don’t just receive the certification and it ends there. You need to re-certify every year by completing a minimum of 4 hours of CEUs (continuing education credits).

Here’s a link to view my trainer bio located on Fear Free Pets website.

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Rocco Autero

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