Updated: Oct 27, 2021
One of the things we always talk to clients about is that fact that we don’t really ‘label’ ourselves as certain trainers who use specific methods. So what I mean is we don’t classify ourselves as ‘positive only’ trainers or ‘balanced’ trainers or whatever else because for us, there isn’t really a label that accurately describes who we are as trainers and the training ethos that we follow. When explaining to clients what we do and the training we do, we often describe ourselves as following a LIMA trainer methodology (least intrusive minimally aversive) aiming to reduce conflict between a dog and their owner and build a strong relationship built on trust and respect. It’s the most accurate description as our ethos as trainers and the training that we do currently.