Bringing a pet into your life is an exciting event! However, it might be a stressful transition for the dog. Imagine moving into an unknown space, surrounded by people you … Read more Got a dog, now what? – A step-by-step guide for new dog guardians
Let dogs be dogs! Sandy Middleton of Best Friends Dog Training and Behaviour explains the importance of letting our dogs express their natural behaviours and shares tips on things we … Read more Kind Corner: Sniff, bark, dig, chew! How to help your dog express natural behaviours
Vanessa Charbonneau, owner and head trainer at Sit Pretty Pet Services, knows well what it means to share your life with a reactive dog. If you are dealing with reactivity, … Read more Kind Corner: When walks cause you worry – tips for walking your reactive dog
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
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.
American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) new position statement on humane dog training
We are happy to share AVSAB’s new position statement on humane dog training, which firmly states that only reward-based training methods should be used for dogs to train everyday skills … Read more American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) new position statement on humane dog training