Honoured to be listed on the brand new ABTC Register of Animal Training Instructors: http://www.abtcouncil.org.uk/trainers.html

The Animal Behaviour and Training Council is the newly formed regulatory body that represents animal trainers and animal behaviour therapists to both the public and to legislative bodies.

A new study has found that pets who are trained using “aversive” techniques were 15 times more likely to exhibit symptoms of stress than those trained using more “positive” techniques, such as the use of treats for rewards and softer voices.

Dogs taught using the latter methods were also found to display greater contentment and enjoy a better relationship with their owners.

» Read the full article over at The Telegraph.

Please also take the time to learn about my own positive training methods.

Dogs who attended puppy-training classes were about one and a half times less likely to be aggressive to strangers.

Dogs trained using punishment and negative reinforcement were twice as likely to be aggressive to strangers.

– Read the full article: http://phys.org/news/2014-02-aggressive-dog.html