Choosing a Training Professional and Training Methods
This section includes information for how to choose a qualified positive reinforcement training professional. You’ll also find warnings regarding the use of electronic shock in dog training, as well as the “dominance/alpha dog” approach.
Read what the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior says about choosing a dog trainer: https://avsab.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/How_to_Choose_a_Trainer_AVSAB.pdf
See https://pawsforpraise.wordpress.com/2013/07/21/finding-the-right-dog-trainer-harder-than-you-think/ for more suggestions and what you need to know when searching for a legitimately qualified dog training professional.
By Jolanta Benal CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, PMCT-2; another article with great advice for how to be sure you're doing the best you can when hiring someone to help you and your dog!
Methods Matter. Click here to read about the dangers of attempting "quick fix" solutions.
Dominance and the alpha dog MYTH
Warning; That's right...we said myth! Click here.
Read the America Society of Animal Behavior’s position statement on the use of dominance theory for training: https://avsab.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Dominance_Position_Statement-download.pdf
Also read the information at Beyond Cesar Milan