We offer in home dog training, behaviour training and obedience training in the Langley, Surrey, Coquitlam, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Aldergrove area's. Our head trainer is one of the very few trainers in the lower mainland who carry a certificate in dog behaviour , he shows her clients how dog training can be easy and fun which getting the dog under control. We offer crate training, positive training and education and experience with our trainers which leads to higher success rate for owners and their dogs. Problem behaviours we work on are : house breaking, potty training, chewing, biting, lunging, jumping, aggression, barking, socialization, puppy training and obedience. We do offer treibball classes during Spring and Summer months in South Surrey.
with Kristin Crestejo
Modern Canine Training is Langley, B.C. Canada based Dog Training company that specializes in canine behaviour; preventing problems from starting and fixing negative behaviours all through science based training methods.
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LIMA is a term used by many behaviour consultants and other educated professionals to explain our methodology of training (Least Intrusive & Minimally Aversive).
LIMA Is Competence-Based LIMA requires that trainers/behavior consultants work to increase the use of positive reinforcement and lessen the use of punishment in work with companion animals and the humans who care for them. LIMA protocols are designed to be maximally humane to learners of all species.
Positive Reinforcement and Understanding the Learner Positive reinforcement should be the first line of teaching, training and behaviour change program considered, and should be applied consistently. Positive reinforcement is associated with the lowest incidence of aggression, attention-seeking, and avoidance/fear in learners.
Only the learner determines what is reinforcing. It is crucial that the consultant/trainer understands and has the ability to appropriately apply this principle. This may mean that handling, petting, various tools and environments are assessed by the handler each time the learner experiences them, and that trainer bias not determine the learner's experience. The measure of each stimulus is whether the learner's target behaviour is strengthening or weakening, and not the consultant/trainer's intent or preference.
Clarity and Consistency in Problem Solving It is the handler’s responsibility to make training and modification of behavior clear, consistent and possible for the learner. We recognize that a variation of learning and behavior change strategies may come into play during a learning/teaching relationship, and can be humane and a least intrusive, effective choice in application. 4 However, ethical use of this variation is always dependent on the consultant/trainer’s ability to adequately problem solve, to understand his or her actions on the learner, and requires sensitivity toward the learner’s experience.
Preventing Abuse We seek to prevent the abuses and potential repercussions of unnecessary, inappropriate, poorly applied or inhumane uses of punishment. The potential effects of punishment can include aggression or counter-aggression; suppressed behaviour (preventing the consultant/trainer from adequately reading the animal); increased anxiety and fear; physical harm; a negative association with the owner or handlers; and increased unwanted behaviour, or new unwanted behaviours.
Choice and Control for the Learner LIMA guidelines require that consultants always offer the learner as much control and choice as possible during the learning process, and treat each individual of any species with respect and awareness of the learner’s individual nature and needs.6
What Do You Want the Animal TO do? We focus on reinforcing desired behaviors, and always ask the question, “What do you want the animal TO do?” when working through a training or behavior problem. Relying on punishment in training does not answer this question, and therefore offers no acceptable behavior for the animal to learn in place of the unwanted behavior.
Punishment should never be the first line of treatment in an intervention, nor should it make up the majority of a behavior modification program. Further, it should be discontinued as quickly as possible once the desired behavior change has taken place. In cases where the application of punishment is considered, best practices of application and next steps can best be determined by understanding and following the Humane Hierarchy of Behavior Change – Procedures for Humane and Effective Practices, outlined in the diagram above.