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Can you imagine telling your dog, “Let’s go to the groomer!” and seeing her tail wag? 


Local pet owners won’t need to imagine it when your pets are being groomed by Curbside Magic! That’s because we are part of a new initiative sweeping the pet industry designed to ease the stress, fear, and anxiety so many pets experience while at the groomer.


Known as Fear Free, the training and certification program helps groomers and pet professionals modify their procedures, handling, and facilities to help pets feel safe and comfortable while receiving the care and services they need.


Founded by veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker, the Fear Free Certification Program was developed by board-certified veterinary behaviorists, veterinary technician behavior specialists, board-certified veterinary anesthetists, well-known veterinary practice management experts, and board-certified veterinary practitioners experienced in Fear Free methods.

“Providing veterinarians with the tools they need to ease this burden of fear and anxiety for our patients is the pinnacle of my 37-year veterinary career,” said Dr. Becker, who was dubbed “America’s Veterinarian” by Dr. Oz and appeared on Good Morning America for 17 years. “Veterinary and animal professionals and are hungry for this information. Animals and their humans need and deserve it. And now it’s here!”


To become certified, veterinarians, veterinary staff and groomers are required to complete a comprehensive, 8-part educational course and exam. They also have to take continuing education to remain certified. 

Curbside Magic is proud to be FEAR FREE CERTIFIED!

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