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The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior recently came out with an official position statement on humane dog training that aligns with Mainely Mutt's training philosophies and expectations of animals who were adopted through our organization.

This statement reviews the current literature on the effects of training style on animal welfare, training effectiveness, and the dog-human relationship. Based on current scientific evidence, AVSAB recommends that only reward-based training methods are used for all dog training, including the treatment of behavior problems.

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