Client Handouts from the AVSAB
Paws in Training follows The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) Guidelines for the care and training of animals. These guidelines and position statements are available below in PDF, printable formats which can be offered as educational information to your clients.
- AVSAB puppy socialization (PDF) The importance of puppy socialization; A review of benefit vs risk
- AVSAB Punishment Statement (PDF) How the use of punishment affects animals; finding from long-term studies
- AVSAB how to choose a trainer (PDF) Dog owner tips on interviewing and selecting a dog trainer. Understanding and selecting the type of professional that is best suited for dog training vs the treatment of behavioral problems.
- AVSAB Dominance Position (PDF) How the term, “dominance” is widely used and grossly misunderstood. How this perception affects the owner-animal bond and its effect on the dog training community.