We know that aversive dog training methods have risks for dogs, but how do they measure up to models of animal welfare?
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By Zazie Todd PhD
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It’s a given that dog guardians love their dog and don’t want to cause
them harm. Sadly, the use of aversive methods can inadvertently do so.
I’ve got a new post on my Fellow Creatures blog that looks at reward-based and aversive dog training methods through the lens of animal welfare, such as the Five Freedoms and the Five Domains. You can read it here: Bad dog, bad welfare?
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