The aim of the Initiative for Force-free Dog Training is to make available to a wide audience a science-based, ethical and empathetic way of living and working with dogs, above all during their training. The Initiative for Force-free Dog Training is a combined effort (see position paper) by qualified professionals, whose methods correspond to current scientific knowledge (400 people to date, 4.12.2018), together with international organisations such as the Swiss Veterinary Society for Behavioural Medicine, The Pet Profesional Guild, The Pet Dog Trainers of Europe, Foundation for the Animal in Law (Stiftung für das Tier im Recht) to name but a few.
Our aims in detail:
Have a look at this great summary of canine science literature on dog training methods
By the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Author IJ. Makowska, M.Sc, Ph.D.
Have a look at this interesting study (PDF available until 9th June)
Well done UK! Shock Collars - the sale and use will be banned soon