Please feel free to visit the IAABC Consultant Page and search by city, state, or zip code. My name will appear with a pin located in Topeka. I’m the only IAABC accredited trainer in Topeka.
The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) was founded in 2004. The organization believes in the use of positive training methods and has accreditation and certification options for people in many different fields who work with multiple species.
Their goal is to “minimize the use of aversive stimuli and maximize the effective use of reinforcers to modify animal behavior. Members agree to adhere to the LIMA (least intrusive, minimally aversive) and the IAABC Code of Ethics principle upon joining. Within that framework, the IAABC welcomes diversity and openness. Positive regard, and respect for differences are among our core value, always striving toward solid, effective, positive reinforcement-based work.”
The IAABC does not believe shock has a place within the frame work of a LIMA training approach. Click here to view their position statement. They also do not support the use of dominance theory in training. Click here for their full statement.
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