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Advocating for Humane Techniques

Advocating for Humane Techniques

This article examines the scientific data on aversive dog training methods, and discusses:

  • Potential fallout such as habituation, learned helplessness, pain sensitivity, physical damage, emotional damage, and contact force;
  • The ...
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 ...

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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 ...

The Power of Project Trade

The Power of Project Trade

By Erica Beckwith

...at the beginning of a behavior consultation in August last year, my client pulled out all the equipment she and her husband were using or had used for their reactive dog, Cassie, a 20-lb ...

The Continuing Education of a City

The Continuing Education of a City

By Kathy Wolff

My philosophy has always been to help folks understand the “why” of what we do together. I found this created an environment of collaboration and cooperation between myself and my clients. Fast ...

A Positive Impact

A Positive Impact

By Pam Francis-Tuss

A five-week program that meets three days per week, Adolescent Learning Powered by Humane Advocacy (ALPHA) pairs incarcerated teens at the Sacramento Youth Detention Facility with shelter ...

Project Trade at Work

Project Trade at Work

By Susan Kendrick

As a network, our goal is to teach, guide and coach animal caregivers how to use force-free methods, rewards, and respect to build a bond of mutual trust and love with their pets. I am happy ...

Dog Owners Appreciative of Gear Swap

Dog Owners Appreciative of Gear Swap

By Kathy Reilly

In April, we participated in Pet Palooza, a local event which was sponsored by the Charlotte Humane Society...In order to attract people to our booth and really begin to change their minds ...

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