Protect Your Dog - It's OK to Disagree with a Dog Trainer or Your Veterinarian
What should you do if you disagree with your trainer or vet?
Its awkward at best, devastating at worst, when your trainer or other animal care professional wants to do or actually does something to your dog that goes against your strongly held beliefs about how dogs should be treated. This is most often something involving the use of coercion or force, but also includes other things, such as feeding something you dont want your dog to ingest, and reinforcing a behavior you dont want rewarded. Professionals, at least good ones, are supposed to be well-educated and know what theyre doing. Who are you to object?