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We want you to treat your animals the same way that we treat our own animals with love and respect. Therefore at Tailz our position in animal training and behaviour is based in science and the following resources follow suit.
In dog training and behaviour there is old school philosophies out there such as the need to dominate your dog, physically correct them by doing things such as forcing them into submission or that you must "be the pack leader." Luckily for you there are plenty of other resources that will help guide you to the path of love and respect without causing any undue stress on your animal. And yes, these resources have scientific-backing behind them.
Information is knowledge and we would never want to pull the rug over your eyes. Similar to children in school you would only want fully qualified teachers instructing your children - those who have been educated by University professors.
Helping our clients find the right resources and pointing them in the right direction is important to us. Raising an animal that doesn't speak our language can be tricky therefore as humans we need to learn their language instead. Be your dog's friend and help understand them and what they are trying to say.
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Founder: The Academy For Dog Trainers
Author: The Culture Clash, Oh Behave!, Dogs Are from Neptune, and Mine!
Nicole Wilde is an internationally recognized, award-winning author and lecturer, as well as a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA). In addition to working with dogs, Nicole has worked with wolves and wolfdogs for over fifteen years and is considered an expert in the field.
She is on the Advisory Board of the Companion Animal Sciences Institute, the educational branch for the International Institute for Applied Companion Animal Behavior. Nicole educates professional trainers and others online and in print, and writes an “Ask the Expert” column for Modern Dog Magazine.
Head Trainer for Doghouse, certified pet dog trainer, clicker trainer, trick dog instructor, nosework instructor, security dog handler and assessor for the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers. Nando is also a committee member of the Pet Professional Guild. Nando writes for various publications and hosts the “In the Doghouse” pet show on iTalkFM.
Studying and training under the likes of Dr. Ian Dunbar, Sarah Whitehead, The Animal Care College, Drove Veterinary Hospital, Steve Mann, The Institute & members of the Dog Borstal team.
Information on The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers can be found here.
Zak George is a proponent of positive reinforcement dog training, which teaches that only gentle, reward-based methods, without physical aversion, should be used for dog training. His philosophy: "I began teaching people how to teach their dogs out of a genuine desire to bring the world of dog training into the 21st Century and to show people that through relationship based training anything is possible.
Inspired by Tamar’s observations of a wild wolf pack in their natural habitat, The Loved Dog™ training method builds a relationship based on games, clear communication, mutual respect, and fun. Rejecting the painful prong collars and choke chains that have been common tools of dog coaches (trainers) for decades, Tamar educates with kindness. With The Loved Dog™ method, the dog, who wants to be play-coached by you, becomes a well-mannered and loved member of the family.
Clients include Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Larry King, Goldie Hawn, Courtney Cox, among many other famous A-Listers. A full list is available here.
A passionate advocate for positive reinforcement dog training methods, Stilwell is the Editor-in-Chief of Positively.com which features a roster of Positively Contributors comprised of the world’s leading veterinary behaviorists, dog trainers and behavioral scientists. She is a vocal opponent of punitive, dominance-based training techniques which often result in 'quick fixes' but ultimately cause more long-term harm than good while damaging the owner-dog relationship.
Stilwell has been a regular columnist for several magazines including The Bark, American Dog, and Dogs Today, and she has been featured in numerous journals, magazines and newspapers including The New York Times, USA Today, Cosmopolitan, Time.com, Oprah Magazine, Rachael Ray Everyday, MSNBC.com, Self Magazine, Shape Magazine, TheDaily Mail, the Sunday Times, The Sun.
As a police officer, Steve White was trainer for one the largest police K-9 units in Washington State. With K-9 assignments occupying much of his 25 years in law enforcement, he handled and trained patrol and narcotics dogs for military, county, and city law enforcement agencies. Accredited as a Master Trainer in 1993 by the Washington State Police Canine Association. Steve is an instructor for the K9 Academy for Law Enforcement, and has instructed at police K-9 seminars across the U.S.. He has been recognized as an expert witness by Washington courts in police K-9 and dog behavior matters.
The force based methods Steve was originally taught troubled him. Through the years Steve came to realize there were better ways to train. Marine mammal trainers and behaviorists taught him how to achieve better performance using positive reinforcement. Better yet, they taught him that the principles applied across species lines. They work as well for cats, birds, and livestock as they do for dogs and dolphins.
WHAT IS SCIENTIFIC BASED, POSITIVE DOG TRAINING
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A DOG TRAINER - IT MATTERS
SHOULD YOU CHOSE A TRAINER OR BEHAVIOURIST
Bite Inhibition (Reducing The Chance of Dog Bites)Anxiety & Phobias
Submissive UrinationMounting and Humping
DOGS ARE NOT WOLVESDog Training and the Myth of Alpha-Male Dominance (Time Magazine, July 2010)
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Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How To Prevent Or Change Unwanted Ones by Debra Horwitz DVM, DACVB and John Ciribassi DVM, DAVCB (Editors), Steve Dale (Contributing Editor)
The Culture Clash is special. Written in Jean's inimitably informal yet precise lecture style, the book races along on par with a good thriller. *The Culture Clash depicts dogs as they really are - stripped of their Hollywood fluff, with their loveable 'can I eat it, chew it, urinate on it, what's in it for me' philosophy. Jean's tremendous affection for dogs shines through at all times, as does her keen insight into the dog's mind. Relentlessly she champions the dog's point of view, always showing concern for their education and well being. Without a doubt, Jean's book is the hottest doggy item on the market. Best Training Book Of The Year! (Maxwell Award).
A celebrated pioneer in the field of no-punishment animal training, Karen Pryor is responsible for developing clicker training—an all-positive, safe, effective way to modify and shape animal behavior—and she has changed the lives of millions of animals. Practical, engrossing, and full of fascinating stories about Pryor’s interactions with animals of all sorts, Reaching the Animal Mind presents the sum total of her life’s work. She explains the science behind clicker training, how and why it works, and offers step-by-step instructions on how you can clicker-train any animal in your life.
Don't Shoot The Dog: The New Art of Teaching and Training by Karen Pryor
Living With Kids And Dogs by Colleen Pelar
Naughty No More: Change Unwanted Behaviors Through Positive Reinforcement by Marilyn Kreger
Presented in an engaging Q&A format, this book reads like a conversation with someone who’s as crazy about cats as you are, only he knows a lot more about them than you do. Steve offers solid advice every cat guardian can use. He emphasizes that training doesn’t just address behavior issues, but also intensifies the bond between cat and human. “It seems that when dogs have behavior problems, their owners are more willing to go the extra mile to help their pets before giving them up,” says Steve. “Cats would benefit from similar training.” One way in which training benefits both cat and human is that, according to Steve, “odds are that your cat is a better teacher than you. It seems all cats are more adept at training us than the other way around.”
Good Cat! Practical Answers to Behavior Questions by Steve Dale