AnimalKind is the BC SPCA’s animal welfare accreditation and referral program for animal-related businesses. AnimalKind has standards (PDF) for dog training, and can help you find a dog trainer who uses reward-based training methods. The program also accredits pest control companies.
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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