Why choose a fear/force free trainer?
CGC & FDC Testing/Evaluator
Grooming Salons we recommend!
Because of science, of course!
It has been proven that using aversive training tools/methods (shock/prong collars, physically hitting) can cause both physical and mental damage to dogs over a period of time.
Fear/Force-free trainers take into consideration both physical and mental well-being.
Here are some articles on why aversive methods do more harm than good.
Certified CGC & FDC Evaluator
For testing information please contact:
Check out the American Kennel Club page to learn more about CGC & FDC.
When searching for a grooming salon, it can be very overwhelming. We ALWAYS want to put your dog's needs first. Here are some groomers we have worked with in the area:
Diamond in the Ruff House Call Grooming (Fear Free)
Woof gang Bakery & Grooming
Pawsitive Pet Stylist (Fear Free & Mobile)
Dog Sports Near Us!
We encourage our clients to find something they love to do with their pets.
Aiken Barn Hunt
Barn Hunt is a new and quick-growing dog sport that is catching fire across the country! Barn Hunt is based on the traditional roles of many breeds in ridding farms, barns, crop storage areas, and homes of destructive vermin.
The owners/trainers out there are AWESOME!
What's wonderful about Aiken Barn Hunt is that your dog doesn't have to compete. You can simply have a great time letting your dog just be a dog.
Check them out! You won't regret it!
Peach State Air Dogs
Does your dog love water?
Dock diving is a super fun sport for all breeds!
Instructor Fawn is awesome with the dogs and is super patient!
Check out Peach State Air Dogs!
Vet Offices we recommend!
Resources for Behavior & Training!
When searching for a veterinarian, it can be very overwhelming. We ALWAYS want to put your dog needs first. Here are some fear free veterinarians we trust in the area:
Veterinary Services of Aiken (They offer fear free visits & are the best! Worth the drive!)
St. Francis Animal Hospital
Nail Maintenance for Dogs
Family Paws Parent Education
Muzzle up Project
Fear Free pets
Veterinary Behaviorist near us!
University of Georgia
Southeast Animal Behavior & Training