Have you heard the term balanced training? What does balanced training mean for dogs? We have the answers! Balanced training uses both rewards and aversive methods to train dogs. That … Read more Differences between balanced training and reward-based training
Dog training has lost a big advocate. The BC SPCA AnimalKind community is sad as we learned of the passing of accredited dog trainer Jane Bowers, owner and trainer at … Read more A tribute to Jane Bowers of Dogs of Distinction
Your dog is not a bad dog and deserves to be trained humanely. What does humane dog training mean? Humane dog training is based on your and your dog’s needs, … Read more There are no bad dogs. There is only bad training.
Today Brigette Mayer, owner and head trainer at Harmony Animal Training & Behaviour explains what nose work is, why it is important and how to create an enriching, olfactory environment … Read more Nosy pups – sniffing their way to happiness
Poison-free rodent control In July 2021, BC temporarily banned second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs) for sale and use in residential and non-essential commercial settings in the province. These rodenticides are the … Read more Dealing with rodent problems the poison-free way
Getting to know your new rescue dog might bring up some unexpected challenges. Emily Priestley, owner and trainer at Wild at Heart, writes about how to develop a good relationship … Read more Kind Corner: Building a good relationship with your newly adopted rescue dog