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AnimalKind Dog Training

AnimalKind dog training logoYou love your dog. Reward-based training methods are shown to be more effective and better for your dog.

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.

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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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