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Baypath Humane Society supports science-based humane training methods that utilize redirection and positive reinforcement to shape desired behaviors in companion animals. Methods of rewards such as food, praise, petting, and play that are based on a mutual understanding, kindness, and respect between the pet and the guardian have proven to be successful in managing behavior. Baypath Humane Society opposes any methods, training tools, or aids that cause physical harm or discomfort to an animal.
Please see below for trainers and behaviorists* who align with our philosophies.
Looking to hire a dog trainer can be a daunting task. It is important for everyone to understand that not all trainer’s are created equal. The dog training industry is completely unregulated – there is no official exam or certification process.
Trainers using aversive methods, such as shock, prong and choke collars, are not following the science which tells us that so often these methods damage the dogs psyche and allow bad behaviors to surface in the form of apprehension toward the owner at best and aggression towards people or other dogs at worst.
To understand what the science does tell us, please reach the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviorist’s position statements
Please do your research to protect your pet and yourself. And know that we are here to help.
Feel free to reach out to us at anytime for help – [email protected]