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Image: Bluetooth and Smartphone-controlled Training Devices

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


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Image: 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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Image: 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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Image: Regulation in Animal Training and Behavior

The IAABC supports the regulation of animal training and behavior consulting based on the Joint Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics established in 2018 by the leading training and behavior organizations in the United States.

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Image: Referring to Veterinarians

Trainers and behavior consultants must maintain professional boundaries. 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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Image: War in Ukraine

The IAABC opposes the Russian Federation’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and stands with our Ukrainian members in support. In compliance with U.S. sanctions IAABC is not accepting memberships from persons in Russia.

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Image: No Details

The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) strongly opposes the use of flooding in animal training and behavior modification.


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