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  • Writer's pictureKrisztina Harasztosi

What kind of trainer am I?

Welcome to Ethical Canine Coaching: Where Positive Training Leads the Way


Welcome to our world of ethical canine coaching! If you’re curious about what positive training means and why it’s the best choice for your furry friend, you’re in the right place. Here, we focus on building strong bonds, understanding dogs’ needs, and creating enriching learning environments to help them thrive in our human world.



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Defining Positive Training

Positive training isn't a scientific term, but it encapsulates a set of teaching methods and principles that emphasize kindness and respect. This approach aims to build strong, trusting relationships with dogs, ensuring they feel safe and understood. By fostering a supportive environment, we help dogs learn and succeed without the use of fear or force.


Ethical Dog Training: No Force, No Fear

As an ethical dog trainer, or as I prefer to say, a Canine Coach, my philosophy revolves around the mantra “No Force, No Fear.” This means no harsh commands, no intimidation, and no confusion. Instead, we set dogs up for success by teaching them kindly through positive reinforcement and guidance. Every training session is designed to highlight and nurture the individual strengths of each dog.


The No-Force, No-Fear Approach

In my training, I strictly avoid physical force, emotional pressure, and fear-based methods. I do not use aversive tools such as e-collars (shock collars, citronella collars), prong collars, choke chains, or slip leads. My approach excludes pushing, yelling, and any form of coercion. Instead, we focus on positive reinforcement and gentle guidance to teach desired behaviors.


The Role of Rewards in Training

You might wonder if using treats is the only way I train. While food rewards are an effective and straightforward tool, they are not the only method. Toys, games, and engaging activities can also be highly rewarding, depending on what motivates your dog. By identifying what your dog finds most rewarding, we can tailor the training to be both enjoyable and effective.


Credentials and Professionalism

As an accredited trainer and certified dog behavior consultant, I bring a wealth of experience and expertise to my practice. I have successfully passed board certification and accreditation exams, and I hold numerous certifications that attest to my attendance and completion of various professional courses. This commitment to ongoing education ensures that I am always up-to-date with the latest and most effective training methods.


Conclusion

Choosing positive, ethical training methods is the best way to ensure your dog’s well-being and success. Together, we can create a positive, force-free, and fear-free training experience that will help your dog thrive. Welcome to ethical canine coaching – where every dog is set up for success with kindness and respect.

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Let’s work together to create a joyful, enriching training journey for your dog.

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