How Have You Trained Your Dog To “Leave It?

How Have You Trained Your Dog To “Leave It?

Some trainers adamantly believe we should not teach a ‘leave it’ cue. While others believe it to be one of the key skills that a dog should learn. Why such strong opposing views regarding this cue? ”leave it” is a traditional obedience style cue, often given as a...
Abusive Training Practices

Abusive Training Practices

Don’t be misled; many pet professionals still rely on outdated training practices and cultural myths while ignoring the growing body of science that proposes specific, humane methods and approaches. Listed below are just some of the abusive practices still seen across...
Why Are People Cruel To Pets?

Why Are People Cruel To Pets?

There is no complete or consistent explanation as to why people are sadistic or cruel to pets. In those who choose to work with pets as an occupation, a commonality would appear to exist in a tendency to view the animals as “other” or significantly different to...