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Why do dog training methods matter?

Much is written and said about dog training methods. That is why science-backed information about humane dog training, the problems with aversive methods, and the benefits of reward-based training are worth noting and sharing!

That is exactly the topic of Mind Your Manners: Why Dog Training Methods Matter published recently in the Summer 2022 edition of West Coast Veterinarian magazine.

Australian shepherd dog in outdoor training session with AnimalKind accredited trainer

The article, co-authored by Nicole Fenwick, M.Sc., manager, research & standards at the BC SPCA, and Dr. Karen van Haaften, DVM, DACVB, is a must-read for anyone interested in dog training, dog welfare, and the key role veterinarians play in the choices guardians make about training methods.