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Never Shock a Puppy Campaign
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This is another Be the Change Project that grew out of the first BlogPaws Be the Change Challenge!

About the campaign:
Truly, there is NO need to pinch, shock, choke … hurt, scare, startle … drag around, struggle with, boss around your dog to teach him/her basic manners.

We have 2 goals!
In addition to raising awareness, we have planned a service project:
Between September 1, 2010, and October 20, 2010, we want to raise $2,500 for the Humane Society of Boulder Valley‘s No-Choke Challenge. It is a like-minded program to raise awareness of humane dog training tools and methods.

They will give free dog collars or dog harnesses to people in Boulder (Colorado) who turn in their choke chains, pinch collars, or shock collars.

Essentially, the money raised will buy 165 or so replacement dog collars or dog harnesses. That’s 165 dogs who will no longer HURT in the process of learning. We cannot change the entire dog-training world, but we think this is a start.

  • We believe dog training should be fun for both dogs and people, not a power struggle.
  • We believe dog training is far more about building relationships and trust than it is about instituting “control.”
  • We believe dogs learn our rules through efforts to bridges the communication gap between species.
  • We believe that we cannot (and should not) punish our dogs into behaving better — no matter their size, age, breed, or sex.
  • We believe in positive reinforcement dog training, where dogs primarily get rewarded for the behaviors we seek, not punished for the ones we don’t.
  • And, finally, we believe that any time someone hurts a dog, scares a dog, or intimidates a dog in the name of dog training, it damages the relationship and makes the dog afraid to do something “wrong,” rather than excited to do something “right.” Dogs who learn to love learning are far more likely to do as we ask.
How you can help:
Grab the widgets from their blog and create a post on your own blog to spread the word about this campaign.

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