Our Commitment to Ethical Practices

Partnering with Integrity:

At Train Canine, we're dedicated to fostering a community that respects and adheres to the highest standards of animal training and behavior modification. This commitment is why we embrace the Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA) guidelines, as supported by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT).

What This Means for Our Partners:

We seek partners whose products and services align with the LIMA principles, ensuring that every aspect of animal training and care we promote is humane, effective, and grounded in the latest behavioral science. Specifically, we require that:

  • Your offerings do not include or promote the use of aversive methods and tools such as electronic, choke, or prong collars.
  • Your approach prioritizes positive reinforcement, respects the animal's welfare, and adheres to competence-based practices in animal behavior consulting and training.
  • Your products and services support a systematic, problem-solving strategy in behavior modification, emphasizing the animal's choice, control, and well-being.

Not Sure If Your Brand Aligns? Let's Talk:

We understand the nuances involved in aligning with LIMA guidelines and recognize that not every company may be certain of how their products and services fit within these principles. If you're interested in partnering with us but are unsure about alignment, we encourage you to reach out.

Our goal is to build meaningful, ethical partnerships that benefit not just our readers and their canine companions, but also support our partners in highlighting their commitment to humane and effective animal training and behavior modification.

Contact Us to Discuss Partnership Opportunities

Together, let's promote a world where training and behavior modification are guided by compassion, science, and the well-being of all animals.