Dear Dog lovers all over the world!
Let us introduce ourselves. We are two dog behaviour specialists from Saint-Petersburg, Russia: Tatyana Vishnyakova and Nadezhda Gomonova. We've been passionate about dogs all our lives and our current mission is to protect dogs all over the world from abusive training (with the use of a choke collar, shock collar, prong collar, leash jerks and all other types of violence). We know a lot about dogs and we do our best to spread the knowledge in our country. Unfortunately, people tend to have so many misconceptions about how dogs learn and how they see the world around them and us. People are prone to belive in "quick fixes" based on corrections, reprimands and simply punishments. We reckon that dogs are fantastic creatures and they deserve far more understanding from people. Like loads of dog trainers in different countries we promote humane techniques only. But still there are thousands of people who are in favour of using punitive methods while teaching dogs and dealing with solving problems.
We want the change!
But... we don't want just to scream about how violence is inappropriate!
We want to carry out a BIG research which will PROVE that humane ways of teaching dogs are way more effective (and way more pleasant for both dogs and people)! We are going to test over 100 dogs of different breeds, ages and background (family pets and dogs from shelters). We are going to meet each dog three times: the first session - to create a dog profile, the second session - to test a dog, the third session (two weeks later) - to see how well a dog remembers a skill. After the research has been done, we will publish a scientific work available for everybody and we'll make a video report about the results we've got. Help us carry out his big unique research!
The funds will be used for: Purchasing necessary equipment; Filming (making a video of each session, editing it and translating it from Russian into English); Rent expenses (of the place where the research will be done); Transport expenses Veterinary support.
The research is going to start on June, 1st, 2018.
HELP US MAKE A HUGE CHANGE IN DOG TRAINING!