AKC S.A.F.E. Handling Course

Thursday, January 01, 1970 12:00 am–12:00 am

The American Kennel Club believes that pet safety should be a top priority and is a genuine concern for pet owners. We recognize the importance of proper education for the health, well-being and overall safety of dogs in the care of pet professionals. As a result, the AKC has specifically designed its AKC S.A.F.E. Handling (Safety, Assurance, Fundamentals, Education) Program for pet professionals to support the pet industry’s self-regulation effort through education and awareness. Show your commitment to your clients and community by setting the standard in pet services safety.
The course includes:
• AKC S.A.F.E. Handling Certification
• Best Practices Focusing on Pet Care, Health and Safety
• Acceptable Animal Handling Guidelines
• Implement Basic Safe Canine Handling Skills
• Handling Difficult Dogs
• Reducing Stress in the Pet through Handling Techniques


Susan Sholar

The American Kennel Club, Consultant