Train Humane Day - Because Every Dog Deserves to Be Trained Humanely
September 19, 2012
• Health & Wellness
FIDO asks you to DEDICATE THE DATE: September 27, 2012
Every year millions of unsuspecting dogs and pups are choked, pinched, yanked and pulled on by their collars or training tools. These actions have many serious repercussions which potentially include: tracheal damage, neck subluxations, spinal misalignments, tearing of retinal tissue in the eye, soft tissue damage in neck and esophageal damage.
The Train Humane Campaign was founded by Alecia Evans, Holistic Dog Trainer and Animal Wellness Consultant to bring awareness to this issue and raise the bar on the tools we use to educate our dogs and pups and put an end to the choking of dogs and pups in training and walking.
The time has come to evolve the tools we use to train our dogs and pups to make them safer, pain and choke free, completely humane and respectful of our dog’s bodies. Train Humane Day is a virtual campaign designed to educate Dog Guardians about the benefits of Humane Training Tools
Mission: To end the choking of dogs and pups in training by evolving the tools we use to train them
Path: Educate, demonstrate and facilitate instantaneous behavioral changes with dogs and pups in a matter of minutes to illustrate the benefits of proper fitting harnesses
Goal: 3 million dogs strong by Sept 27, 2013
Use Your Voice. Please dedicate September 27, 2012 blog post to help educate your blog fans, patients, customers and friends about the benefits of Humane Training Tools and Together Let’s End the Choking of Dogs and Pups in Training and on Walks.
Here is what the scientific research has to say:
Excerpts From A Study Conducted By; Anders Hallgren Published In The: "Animal Behaviour Consultants Newsletter" July,1992 V.9 No 2
In 1992 Anders Hallgren, a Behaviorist, his Students and several Chiropractors conducted a Study of 400 dogs from different dog clubs in Sweden. Dog Owners were offered a free examination of their dog by a Chiropractor in return for their voluntary participation. Those who volunteered to participate in the Study had mostly ordinary dogs, in that; owners presented them without any suspicion of spinal anomalies... Canine back problems are common.
ALARMING FACTS FROM THE STUDY
63% of the dogs examined had neck and spinal injuries.
78% of the dogs with aggression or over activity problems had neck and spinal injuries.
91% of the dogs that had spinal injuries experienced hard jerks on a leash or had strained against their leashes.
The results of the study show that spinal anomalies seem to constitute an irritation that often results in stress reactions, aggression or fear.
Please note again: that 78% of the dogs with aggression had neck and spinal injuries.
Humane training tools are designed to ensure the protection and safety of your dog or pup’s precious body. When choosing training or walking tools or instruction for your dog please consider the following:
Choose tools that fit under not at your dog’s throat or on their nose
Choose tools such as a front clip harness that gently facilitate your dog in learning not to pull
Choose a Trainer skilled in humane and gentle training methods or techniques that encourage positive and clear reinforcement
Exhibit your leadership skills through consistency and patience and remember to correct the behavior not the dog
Calm, Firm and Clear always wins out over Angry, Aggressive and Disconnected
There may be many who find ways to challenge or even dispute these results. However, would you be willing to take this chance with your dog or pups precious neck, throat or spine? Common sense would dictate that the case is not worth making.
The tools most commonly recommended by trainers are: flat collars, choke chains, prong collars and nose halters. Each one of these tools are designed to elicit an uncomfortable correction to the dog at the delicate neck, throat, nose and spine areas by means of a yank, pop, choke, pinch or direct pressure on the dogs nose.
Don't forget to join us on Sept 27th. You can visit: www.trainhumane.org/train-humane-campaign for more information.