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Humane Dog Training Ethical Frameworks

Many important animal care professional organizations, including those who educate veterinarians and dog trainers,  also advocate for humane animal training methods.  

A select few of their statements on the ethical treatment of animals are below.

IAABC Statement on LIMA (Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive)

Statement by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants on the LIMA ethical standard

AVSAB Position Statements and Handouts

Position statements by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior

AAHA Canine and Feline Behavior Management Guidelines

American Animal Hospital Association guidelines for managing canine and feline behavior

Fallout from the Use of Aversives

Two reference lists from eileenanddogs for the side effects of the use of aversives in punishment, negative reinforcement, and without behavioral change.