HKDR believes in only force-free, reward-based, positive reinforcement training techniques that are designed to get the most out of the bond between you and your dog. Positive methods based on encouragement and reward raise confident and calm dogs, which is preferable regardless of a dog’s age, breed, behavioural problems or past history.
Training should also be based on a thorough and science-proved understanding of dog physical and behavioural characteristics, body language and learning mechanism, in order to address the underlying reason of undesired behaviours.
Aversive methods and tools such as yelling, kicking, choking, rollover or shock/pinch/choke collar are strictly forbidden on our dogs. Such training methods create fearful and insecure dogs whose warning signs before biting (such as growling and barking) are often suppressed, so they tend to cope with their fear and insecurity with aggression in form of a direct bite.
All HKDR adopters have access to a fully qualified, US-trained Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA®) who can answer any question relating to behavioural or training issues. Please contact our Education & Training Manager at email@example.com for your training needs.