Good Pets, Good Life, uses training methods based on the sciences of learning, animal behavior and the LIMA strategy.
No one can read the mind of your pet, but the “language” of learning is universal. Learning Theory explains why systems of training work or don’t work. Understanding this allows the trainer to customize training programs for your pet’s specific needs. Trainers who know the behavior of animals have more success. However, trainers who follow a set of actions but don’t understand how they work aren’t as flexible.
The IAABC, the ADPT, as well as other professional animal training and behavior organizations, support the LIMA philosophy. LIMA encourages using positive reinforcement first because it is the most humane for animals. Then different methods are used in an order based on how they affect the welfare of the animal.