AnimalKind is the BC SPCA’s referral program for humane dog trainers.
Here’s a brief overview on why you should look out for an AnimalKind dog trainer:
- Trainers use reward-based, positive reinforcement methods – never punishments like hitting, leash corrections, or shock, prong or choke collars
- Effective training with methods that follow science-based standards
- Peace of mind! Trainers are audited by the BC SPCA – we know they are committed to using only humane and effective training methods, and will never hurt your dog
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To develop the dog training standards (PDF), we received detailed feedback on the standards from international animal behaviour and dog training experts, held in-person consultations with 36 BC dog trainers, surveyed B.C. dog trainers about current practices, and received public feedback during a four-month comment period.
Read the scientific review of dog training methods (PDF) that informed the standards, or watch the webinar explaining the science behind our dog training standards.
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