More details about our credentials...
Like most competent professionals we are accredited by, affiliated to, and actively engaging with a number of organisations. It is essential that dog owners do their research to make sure they hire exclusively business owners who have definitely proven to have a solid formal education, ethics beyond questions and are permanently monitored. Here are ours.
FurAndFun is an active member of the AFT/PPG,
the Association for Force-Free Training / Pet Professional Guild. The AFT/PPG vets its members all over the world to certify that they have the training, knowledge and ethics necessary to ensure animal welfare. You can learn more about the AFT/PPG here
FurAndFun authored the best-seller 'Dogs Do What Works'
which entered the top200 world-wide; a few weeks after release it was already saluted as a classic reference for all behaviourists. It is now available printed in hardcover or paperback and digitally in epub or kindle format; You can learn more here about this manual here
FurAndFun is an active member of the SFC,
the Shock Free Coalition that campaigns and lobbies to ban schock collars and outlaw business owners promoting them. You can learn more about the SFC here.
FurAndFun is the creator of the HEART initiative;
HEART stands for Help End Repressive and Aversive Training. The initiative buys and destroys aversive tools from dog owners and offers multiple incentives to abandon aversive training; it lobbies to put pressure on shops and business owners promoting their use. You can learn more about the HEART initiative here.
FurAndFun is the founder of the AFCBC
, the Association of Force-Free Canine Behaviour Consultants, which evaluates systematically all dog professionals and training organizations in the UK, and vets them. You can learn more here about the AFCBC.