A Few Of Our Offerings
Positive Reinforcement Training Methods
Anderson does not condone the use of aversive or punishment-based training methods, which are not effective long-term and can disrupt the bond between pet and owner, increase fear and anxiety and ultimately cause aggressive behaviors. Research has shown that positive reinforcement training is the only practical training method, which Anderson uses throughout all of our facilities.
We’re proud to offer various training programs to pet owners in the community. We also keep a list of trainers we’ve worked with and endorse. Watch this space for our subsequent training sessions.
Free Introductory Training Courses
Anderson Humane is proud to partner with A Sound Beginning, an innovative dog-training program designed for the newly adopted dog. When you adopt your new dog or puppy from Anderson, you will receive FREE enrollment in A Sound Beginning’s Introduction to Training class.
Animal Behavior, Training and Enrichment Programs
Just like people, the behaviors we see in our pets are the result of a combination of factors, including their genetic makeup, what they’ve learned through a variety of experiences during their lives and their current environment.
Animals that find themselves at a shelter don’t understand why they are there, what will happen next, or how long they’ll be there. These unknowns can be highly stressful, especially for adult animals and those generally fearful or anxious.
At Anderson, we recognize that shelters can be stressful. We know that emotional health is as important as physical health. And we’re working toward a better future for our animals.
For years, Anderson has been at the forefront of shelter animal behavior, ensuring that our animals stay emotionally healthy through playgroups, one-on-one interactions with staff and volunteers, and individual and group positive reinforcement training sessions.
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