My Response to Banning Dog Training Tools

Recently AVSAB, the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, put out a Position Statement on Humane Dog Training - calling for the banning of dog training tools and methods including electric collars, prong/pinch collars, choke chains, and more. Many YouTube dog trainers including Zak George, and Joel Beckman among others weighed in with their opinions and I was asked to step up. So, here is my take on the issue. It's not only unfair, but it's also downright DEADLY to the dogs that need training the most. For more than 12 years I've worked with animal shelters including Los Angeles…
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