Together, we can do it!

Our promise is that we will never use pain, fear or anything aversive to motivate and train your dog.

 

It will always be pleasant and fun, and at the dog’s pace to ensure that whatever is fearful or stressful to him no longer be.

 

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About Dog Training

There are no circumstances that would ever make hitting a dog appropriate in training or behaviour modification.

 

​Dog training is UNREGULATED.There are no standards of care or minimum education requirements.

 

ASK any prospective trainer:"What exactly will happen to my dog when he gets it right?  What exactly will happen to him when he gets it wrong? Are there any less invasive alternatives to what you propose?"

 

​If you don't get CLEAR, CONCRETE ANSWERS, keep shopping.

 

​~Jean Donaldson

The Academy for Dog Trainers

Unfortunately, as we stand, the profession of pet training is not regulated or governed by any association whatsoever. Anyone can claim to be a dog trainer, often without any qualification, knowledge or even basic understanding of what a dog truly is.  The consequences are often disastrous, both for the dog and his human companion.  Owners have to be made aware of this and should not take for granted that the trainer whose services they retain knows what he is doing.  One should not be afraid to ask questions and the trainer should always be transparent in explaining how he will motivate your dog.  If not, it would be like not knowing that you are about to have a tooth extracted by a mechanic.

Claudine Prud'homme, CTC, CSAT, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA

claudine@thelearneddog.com

Montréal, Québec

Crédits photos : Chantal Lévesque Photo

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