Our Training Philosophy

The Humane Society of Boulder Valley promotes force-free dog training and discourages the use of pain, fear or coercion to modify or manage dog behavior. Our goal is to provide our community with training strategies that provide gentle, safe and effective interaction between pets and people. We rely on positive reinforcement for manners training and utilize force-free behavior modification strategies for pets in need of rehabilitation.

The Humane Society of Boulder Valley is committed to providing guardians and their canine companions with the most effective, dog-friendly training and behavior modification techniques. To ensure happy and healthy relationships between pets and people, we rely on positive, reward-based training techniques to encourage appropriate behavior and foster a foundation of trust and enjoyment. At the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, we use a variety of rewards including treats, playtime with favorite toys, and opportunities for outdoor play to encourage appropriate behavior. We believe this is the most efficient method for teaching polite behavior and ensures a successful relationship between you and your canine companion. After all, training should be a fun and rewarding experience for both of you!

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