What training methods do we support?

Teamwork Training has always strived to support up to date, evidence based training and behaviour work, and aims to be consistent with the ethos of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (UK) "Kind, fair and effective".

But more than that - we want to see cheerful, happy and confident dogs. We want to see dogs being allowed to be dogs. We like dogs having fun! 

We support what are broadly described as "positive" methods. We don't intentionally use aversives or punishments. We don't force dogs to do things they are scared of doing, nor do we intentionally behave in a way that will cause them stress or harm. We don't use "correction" collars or equipment designed to punish behaviour. 

We aim to support techniques grounded in evidence based knowledge (where we know it exists), but we also support positive techniques used by trainers who have shown they know how to train dogs succesfully. We recognise that science doesn't have all the answers - yet. 

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