BARKS from the Guild January 2019

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The Case for ScientificallyInformed, Kind Practices

Susan Nilson and Niki Tudge present the case for pet professionals and umbrella

associations to promote and foster a solely force-free approach to the training,

behavior consulting, management, and care of pets, and highlight the pitfalls and

potential fallout of using and/or supporting methods and tools that cause pain or fear

In training and behavior change, pet professionals can now reference the growing body of research by the scientific community which advocates for humane, positive reinforcement-based protocols, rather than rely on outdated protocols that utilize escape or avoidance behavior, or that cause fear or pain Š Can Stock Photo/ksuksa

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BARKS from the Guild/January 2019