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IAABC Position Statements

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Bluetooth and Smartphone-controlled Training Devices

The IAABC concludes that devices this pose an unacceptable risk of creating unintended welfare and behavioral consequences.

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Breed Specific Legislation

The IAABC strongly opposes any legislation specifically designed to target or discriminate against dogs based solely on their breed or appearance.

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Dominance Theory

The IAABC strongly warns against the acceptance and use of dominance theory when working with behavior and training with animals.

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Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA)

The IAABC supports a Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA) approach to behavior modification and training.

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Referring to Veterinarians

IAABC’s Ethics Committee created the following outline of best practices for behavior consultants and trainers navigating such health-related conversations.

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