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E-Fence Fallout

E-Fence Fallout

Labradoodle Charlee...started to respond fearfully when the telephone answering machine beeped. She became afraid to enter the room where it was located, even when there was no beeping sound. She traversed a roundabout route through the house just to avoid that room. Her fear further ...

Building a Shock-Free World for Pets

Building a Shock-Free World for Pets

The Shock-Free Coalition will be launching a 61-day pledge drive on April 1, 2020 and will be ...

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The Impact of Social Isolation

The Impact of Social Isolation

Current protocols available vary widely in suggested human interventions to prevent fights. I wonder, though, how much our methods affect fight frequency and intensity. Are there more fights and more injurious fights when we elicit ...
What’s Shocking about Shock?

What’s Shocking about Shock?

By Don Hanson

The Shock-Free Coalition did not come to its conclusion that using shock for the training, care, and management of pets was unnecessary and harmful out of the blue. Its position is based on the careful review of ...

The Journey of a Crossover Trainer

The Journey of a Crossover Trainer

By Nichola Marshall 

My dogs are livestock guardian dogs and some people will tell you that they cannot be trained to be “obedient.” My old girl was trained “old school.” She is a very good girl and now I ...

Canine Aggression: The Public Perception

Canine Aggression: The Public Perception

By Hannah Blumenfeld

I have spent a lot of time watching how people interact with dogs they don't know. A handsome boxer was tied up outside a shop, and a woman went right up to him, got in his face, like ...

Walking the Force-Free Path

Walking the Force-Free Path

By Daniel Antolec

I recently enjoyed a thought-provoking conversation with a respected colleague on the subject of force-free professional dog training and my former career as a police officer. I think her ...

The Inefficacy of BSL

The Inefficacy of BSL

By BARKS from the Guild

The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) is becoming increasingly alarmed at the number of dogs being seized or banned in a variety of communities worldwide based purely on their breed or ...

Living in Fear

Living in Fear

By Daniel Antolec 

After an assault, one farmer had to sell three draft horses because they were no longer safe when he used them to pull equipment as human activity behind them triggered the horses’ ...

What the Experts Say about BSL

What the Experts Say about BSL

By BARKS from the Guild

Scientists, canine behavior and training professionals, animal welfare associations and veterinary behavior bodies worldwide have all contributed to the debate surrounding Breed Specific ...

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