Fear-Free Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: Fear-Free

How to have a fun and Fear Free Halloween with your pets

Wednesday, Oct 26th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Mother and daughter dog team clown around for tourists

Ghosts, goblins, and the walking dead aside, Halloween should be a time of fun, not fear, for your pets, says my son, Lex Becker. The holiday, with its costumed hordes and mountains of candy, can spook even the most prepared pet owner. Some might be tempted to leave their pets out of the festivities altogether. […]

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Update on Raleigh, N.C., Fear Free seminar

Monday, Sep 12th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Due to a health emergency, ContinuEd is closed, effective immediately, and the Raleigh, N.C., Fear Free workshop has been cancelled. Please contact Ruth Garcia with any questions or concerns. We apologize profoundly for this cancellation, but it was out of our hands.   Save

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Near DC and want to learn about Fear Free? Register now!

Thursday, Sep 1st, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker


I’ll be joining an all-star Fear FreeSM team to share the message about how veterinarians can free our patients from fear, anxiety, and stress — and get pets back into our practices — on Sunday, Sept. 18, from 9 AM to 3:30 PM at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport. This one-day seminar is sponsored by […]

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Tip for helping pets with extreme fireworks and thunderstorm fear

Thursday, Aug 11th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Hiding kitten, scared, blanket

Do you have pets with a real terror of fireworks, thunder, and other loud noises? Here’s a tip from Grace Carrin, which she posted on QT Pi Becker’s Facebook page, that is so good I asked her if we could share it. She graciously said yes, in the hope it might help other pets with […]

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What you’re really seeing when you watch Cesar Millan

Thursday, Mar 24th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Shut Down Dog

Mikkel Becker, a dog training professional who trains in combination with numerous veterinarians and veterinary behaviorists, and Dr. Marty Becker, a veterinarian with nearly 37 years in practice and founder of the Fear FreeSM initiative, share their thoughts on a recent incident involving television dog trainer Cesar Millan. After an episode of Cesar 911 appeared […]

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