Philosophy

Dog training and Pet Behavior Experts

Our methods are scientific, safe and most importantly, effective!

There are so many training methods and approaches out there. How do you decide which one is right for your dog and your family?

The Companion Animal Solutions approach is as simple as it is revolutionary.

We combine state-of-the-art science on animal behavior with with an absolute commitment to humane and compassionate methods. We will never use or recommend methods that use force, fear or pain.  We are committed to working with the least intrusive, minimally aversive (LIMA) effective methods available to teach your pet, and you! These methods have been adopted by both the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) and the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT)

We’re proud that our approach also meets and exceeds the professional recommendations of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, the Animal Behavior Society, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), and the International Association of Applied Animal Behavior.

We’re prouder still of how our clients are helped by this philosophy. As one client said: Companion Animal Solutions is “light years ahead in their approach to animal behavior. Their combination of science and compassion quickly changed our whole family’s life.”

If you are currently using methods and equipment that is less fun for you pet than it could be, we would be happy to help you understand how transitioning to less intrusive and aversive methods can help improve your pet’s behavior and the enjoyment you have working together.

Values

Companion Animal Solutions does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

We at Companion Animal Solutions are heartbroken at the ongoing, unjust treatment of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and others in this country.  We support the current (June 2020) outcry for long overdue change. Our American society’s many benefits and freedoms are unequally distributed for the benefit of some, penalizing and holding back others while threatening their safety and lives – whether we have realized, wanted or condoned this. 

Now those of us who have benefited from a system that is unfair have work to do. As professionals dedicated to the science of behavior change, we understand the difficult steps we must all take to confront these issues and work toward positive change:

  1. Change the environments that create and allow these unjust and discriminatory behaviors to continue
  2. Recognize the behaviors that need to be changed, including our own; model and reinforce nondiscriminatory behavior
  3. Change the consequences of unjust and discriminatory acts to ensure that these are not part of our culture

It is no longer enough to be non-racist; we must be anti-racist.  Black Lives Matter.
If you have questions about how Companion Animal Solutions is working toward anti-racism, please contact us at info@companionanimalsolutions.com

 

Companion Animal Solutions is where you are in the Pacific Northwest

Bringing you the best Dog training and Pet Behavior Experts help from Bellingham to Olympia including Seattle, Tacoma, Kirkland, Bellevue and Redmond.