To promote the highest ethical professional standards
INTODogs are a members-only organisation for Dog Trainers, Behaviourists, and other dog professionals, promoting positive, kind methods in order to enhance the quality of life for owners and dogs. We seek to promote the highest standards of professional conduct.
Membership offers exchange of ideas, support and advice but not for the promotion of any one method to the exclusion of all else (so long as it is in accordance with the gentle ethic of INTODogs). Our members have high ethical standards with the welfare of the dog central to the work and keep abreast continually with new regulations and teachings.
How we began
Trying to find the best methods and people to help you and your dog is a minefield. INTODogs was formed as a non profit-making Association for Dog Trainers/Behaviourists who believe that communication and understanding with our dogs is paramount to healthy and happy lives for us all.
Through experience we have found that different forms of training using gentle motivational methods, compassion, science-led, non-punitive, and complementary therapies, can also help us to build up a responsive and mutually respectful relationship with our dogs. When teaching people how to interact, train, and help their dogs live in our world. Your dog will never be forced into a situation he/she is not ready to handle and will never be subjected to shock collars, prong collars, choke chains or any other harsh training techniques by anyone you find on our list of members. As all dogs are different our members work with the dog in front of them and tailor to your needs. We view ALL non human species as sentient beings that are, and should always be, treated with the respect they deserve.
We will continue to educate ourselves and our members to achieve the highest standards of knowledge, so that we are able to pass this on to our clients. We will always put the needs of the dog squarely at the centre of everything we do. We will always support the needs of the dogs care givers. Veterinary personnel know that all INTODogs members are happy to work closely with the referring practice, giving them the confidence they require to recommend our members to offer help to their clients.