Golden Retriever Lifetime Study

Update v17-4

Golden Retriever Lifetime Study Update v17-4

For the past year, Morris Animal Foundation has shared information about the Fear Free certification program with study veterinarians – a training designed to teach veterinary teams skills that will help them reduce feelings of fear, anxiety and stress for pets and their owners at the veterinary clinic. Now, pet owners can become a Fear Free Happy Homes member.

This summer, Fear Free launched their pet owner campaign, Fear Free Happy Homes. Registration is complimentary through the end of 2017, providing access to videos, blogs, articles and tips from top experts to help create a world where your pet experiences Fear Free at every stage in life – from home to veterinary visits, trainers, groomers, pet sitter, dog parks, transportation, enrichment and more.

Dogs enrolled in Morris Animal Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study will be exposed to significant veterinary care over their lifetimes to fulfill study requirements. The Foundation is committed to supporting these heroes, their owners and their health care teams by promoting the use of Fear Free techniques from the home to the veterinary clinic.

An anonymous donor has pledged up to $10,000 to the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study to encourage participating pet owners to learn more and register for Fear Free Happy Homes. Morris Animal Foundation and the Fear Free team are proud to work together to improve the physical and emotional well-being of all pets!

  1. Go to
  2. Register as a Fear Free Happy Homes member
  3. Choose “other” and then enter “GRLS” in the “How did you hear about us?” field
  4. $5 is donated to the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study for every registration

Fear Free Discount Reminder for Study Veterinarians

Veterinary professionals can earn Fear Free certification by completing an online course that details gentle handling and compassionate care for pets and their owners. As a reminder, study veterinarians receive a 50 percent discount on certification by entering promotion code MAFIN50. To date, almost 8,000 veterinary professionals have been certified!

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