Do you trust your veterinarian?

Of course you do, and that is the best place to find your dog trainer. In fact the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviorists has made the following recommendations to veterinarians about dog training:

Does reward-based training mean that dogs are allowed to do unwanted behaviors?
Use of reward-based methods does not mean dogs are allowed
to do anything they want. All animals learn best when given appropriate structure, routine, and guidelines. However, it is imperative that these boundaries be taught without the use of fear, intimidation, or pain.
What techniques should be avoided in training?
An appropriate trainer should avoid any use of training tools that involve pain (choke chains, prong collars, or electronic shock collars), intimidation (squirt bottles, shaker noise cans, compressed air cans, shouting, staring, or forceful manipulation such as “alpha rolls” or “dominance downs”), physical correction techniques
(leash jerking, physical force), or flooding (“exposure”). The learner must always feel safe and have the ability to “opt out” of training sessions. All efforts should be made to communicate effectively and respectfully with the learner.

Now and Zen Dog Training offers compassionate force-free training methods. We have been practicing in Western North Carolina since 2002 and are veterinarian approved!

Ayla says, “I respond and learn better when trained with respect and kindness.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s