Fear Free Pet Sitter Certification Program Overview

Fear Free Pet Sitter Certification Program

Unlike any other pet professional, pet sitters spend an extended period of time with the animals they care for, giving them an intimate and unique glimpse into animals’ home lives. Because of this, pet sitters can readily identify opportunities for improvement and spot emerging behavior concerns, enrichment opportunities, and other areas that might otherwise go unnoticed.

This course will equip pet sitters with a scientifically sound knowledge base in animal body language, dog walking, behavior and training basics, enrichment, home life, travel, administering medications, and more so that they can offer top-level Fear Free care to pets and provide owners with basic support and advice. The Fear Free Certified® pet sitter will be empowered to help educate pet owners on reading dog and cat body language and provide ideas for how enrichment and training can be incorporated into the pet’s environment and routine, promoting not only a calmer pet-sitting stay but also a richer, more fulfilling life. We’ll cover everything from the very first greeting of a pet to creating calmer leash walks to delivering medications in a Fear Free manner and much more!

This course was reviewed by PSI (Pet Sitters International) and NAPPS (National Association of Professional Pet Sitters).

This course has been approved by the PACCC for 6 CEU

The purchase of the Fear Free Pet Sitter Certification Program provides you with a Fear Free membership, which requires an annual renewal fee and completion of additional annual CE to maintain your membership.

To successfully complete the program and attain certification as a Fear Free pet sitter, all qualified registrants must:

  • Pass each online module with a score of 80 percent or higher.
  • Sign the Fear Free Pledge, a commitment to uphold a humane, emotionally protective code of conduct and ethical standard for pet care and professionalism.

This certification program requires an annual membership renewal fee of $49. In order to keep your certification and membership active, 2 hours of Fear Free-specific Continuing Education (CE) needs to be completed annually. CE can be easily recorded in our convenient CE Tracker within your account.

With every annual renewal, you will have access to a number of complimentary courses available for Fear Free Certified Pet Sitters to facilitate the CE requirement.

Maintaining Fear Free Certification also requires remaining in good standing with the Fear Free organization by upholding ethical standards and codes of conduct.

Registering for the Fear Free Pet Sitter Certification Program & renewing your Pet Sitter Membership is simple:


Valid for individuals with an active Fear Free membership purchasing an additional membership for themselves.


$119 for existing Fear Free members
$229 for new members


2-9 people: $219/person
10-29 people: $209/person
30+ people: Email us at wags@fearfreepets.com to discuss special pricing.



2 hours of Fear Free CE completed annually

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