Julie Schmitt - Out N' About Dog Training
I only use non-aggressive, force and fear free training methods based upon the science of behavior and behavior change. These methods are recommended by educated Veterinarians and Veterinary Behaviorists, American Animal Hospital Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, and modern dog trainers like myself.
As such, I do not use choke, prong, shock or bark collars or an electric fence when I am training dogs. Furthermore, I do not condone the use of dominance based training of dogs, including knee jabs, scruff shakes, side kicks, alpha rolls, spray bottles or any other forceful, painful or aggressive training methods. Shock devices and other forms of aversive ‘training’ tools are never recommended and those using them are encouraged to discontinue their use before effective behavior change and modification can take place.
Client/Owner agrees to use training and management to prevent their dog(s) from biting or attacking another person, adult or child and other animals. Client/Owner understands NO DOGS should ever be left alone with a child. Full Awake Adult Supervision is required for children and dogs.
Understand that once a dog has bitten, it must ALWAYS be supervised.
Understand that no dog can be 100% cured of aggression.
Client/Owner understands that if aversive training devices or techniques are used during our contracted working relationship, no further sessions will be scheduled.
Client/Owner agrees to allow photos and videos of their training process on various social media pages. The dog's first name will only be used as identification.
This contract is validated by the signature below in total and as approval for future services without additional written authorization.