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Doggone Safe Members Sweep International Positive Dog Training Association Awards
Campbellville, ON (PRWEB) December 9, 2005
Doggone Safe members were recognized with a total of 27 awards from the International Positive Dog Training Association/Canine Communication Studies in various categories including, dog training excellence, education and humane dog training. These awards are based on peer voting and Doggone Safe is very proud of all its members and their accomplishments and dedication to the promotion of positive dog training.
Doggone Safe is a non-profit organization incorporated in the US and Canada and is dedicated to dog bite prevention education and victim support. The coronerâs jury inquest into Courtney Trempeâs death by a dog attack made numerous recommendations regarding public education, none of which have been implemented. Doggone Safe was formed with the mandate to facilitate implementation of the education based recommendations of the Trempe inquest jury.
Doggone Safe promotes positive training and specifically clicker training as a safe way to train dogs, especially for children, to facilitate the development of a respectful and loving bond between the dog and family members. This all positive method uses the science of operant conditioning to teach dogs without force, punishment or correction. âClicker training is hands down the best way to train a dog,â said Teresa Lewin, animal behavior specialist and Vice President, Education and Development for Doggone Safe. âIf everyone would train their dogs with clicker training from the day they bring them home as young puppies, we would see a lot fewer behaviour problems and aggression as they grow into adultsâ.
The International Positive Dog Training Association was founded by Norma Jeanne Laurette of Canine Communication Studies and Sherry Herla. The International Positive Dog Training Association is for dog-related professionals dog owners and enthusiasts who are willing to take a stand for the use of only humane techniques in dog training and behaviour modification. The purpose of the IPDTA is to dissect every tool and technique to agree on proper application and to establish the accepted standards for what is humane and what is abusive.
To recognize and encourage trainers who choose to use positive methods rather than force and fear to train dogs, the International Positive Dog Training Association sponsors an annual awards program. Nominations and voting is done by peers and Doggone Safe is very proud to announce that the following members were recognized for their accomplishments:
Carrie Cleghorn of Guiding Paws: Dog/Dog Aggression Rehabilitation Award, Dog Training Excellence Award, Humane Dog Training Award
Catharine Gastmeier: Outstanding CCS Student Award, Humane Dog Training Award
Charlie and Janice White of Better Dog Training: Customer Service Award, Dog Training Excellence Award, Dog Trainer of the Year Award, Humane Dog Training Award
Jennifer Reed of Leader of the Pack Dog Training: Customer Service Award, Personal Sacrifices Award, Best Dog-Related Website, Dog Training Excellence Award, Dog Trainer of the Year, Humane Dog Training Award
Jennifer Shryock of Family Paws and Doggone Safe: Writer of the Year
Joan Orr and Teresa Lewin of Milton K9 Obedience and Doggone Safe: Humane Dog Training Award, Writer of the Year, Innovation Award (for Doggone Crazy! board game), Society Education Award
Joan Orr, Teresa Lewin, Anne Wormald and Jennifer Wormald: Innovation Award(for Clicker Puppy DVD)
Kelly Dearlove of On Golden Paws: Courage of Convictions Award, Dog Training Excellence Award, Dog Trainer of the Year, Humane Dog Training Award
Shannon Brennan: Humane Dog Training Award
Teresa Lewin of Milton K9 Obedience: Humane Dog Training Award
Doggone Safe president Joan Orr said âwe are very pleased to see so many of our members honoured this way by their peers and we are delighted that highly qualified and dedicated professionals such as these choose to join and promote Doggone Safeâ.
For general information please visit the Doggone Safe website at http://www.doggonesafe.com, call 1-877-350-3232 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about clicker training visit. http://www.clickertraining.com
About Doggone Safe
Doggone Safe is a non-profit corporation registered in Canada, Ontario and New York State with offices in Canada the US and Australia. Doggone Safeâs mandate includes dog bite prevention education and dog bite victim support. Educational seminar programs offered by Doggone Safe are Be a Treeâ¢ (for school-aged children), Be Doggone Smart at Homeâ¢ (for parents), Be Doggone Smart with Your New Babyâ¢ (for expectant parents) and Be Doggone Smart at Workâ¢ (for workers who come into contact with dogs on the job).
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