Humane Dog Training Position Statement
Evidence supports the use of reward based methods for all canine training. AVSAB promotes interactions with animals based on compassion, respect, and scientific evidence. Based on these factors, reward-based learning offers the most advantages and least harm to the learner’s welfare. Research supports the efficacy of reward-based training to address unwanted and challenging behaviors. There is no evidence that aversive training is necessary for dog training or behavior modification.
Position statement on humane dog training American … American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior. (n.d.). Retrieved February 18, 2022, from https://avsab.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/AVSAB-Humane-Dog-Training-Position-Statement-2021.pdfView Resource
Topic(s): Behavior, Breeder Resource, Dog to People - Skill Building, Intervention, Problem Abnormal Behavior, Social Interactions