Welcome to the Anxious Dogs of Australia Group, to ensure that we all stick to one philosophy-related rule for participation here, stick to force free reward-based, positive reinforcement training theories. The purpose of this group is for members to be able to share their good days as well as not so good days! To offer information and advice (see Topics below) while giving support to owners who have dogs with behavioural problems, particularly reactivity (overreactinging to stimuli). Separation anxiety and other anxiety disorders! We welcome all folk interested in canine behavioural problems including professionals in the field, such as behavioural trainers, vets, vet nurses and vet behaviourists .
This group is force free and we do not support punishment based methods. The group admins are entitled to deny entry to any member they choose and unsub members that don’t comply with the house rules!
New posts are moderated needing admin approval before being sent into the group. New members , please post in with a photo along with your intro, questions or stories about your dogs.
Behavioural problems that stem from anxiety and can also be due to particular phobias, such as thunderstorm phobias. Broadly speaking
Behaviour problems are truly abnormal behaviours. These include aggression, fears, phobias and anxiety. Behaviour modification of behaviour problems involves changing how dogs feel about it.
Other topics are TRICKS, BRAIN GAMES, NOSEWORK, EVIRONMENTAL ENRICHMENT etc .
Punishment based techniques, punishment trainers (Cesar Milan). We do not advocate these topics asking advice along these lines not be espoused on the group, to do so risks the termination of membership. Please respect this rule when posting as it is not up for debate or discussion. This includes "balanced trainers and training"
Recommendation of trainers eitgher on the group and not using force free/using reward based methods is not allowed here, to do so may result in termination of membership.
Advertising is allowed on this group (seminars, trainers and training classes etc. must be force free). Out of courtesy please first seek approval from Group Owner Pat Robards before posting. Advertising considered inappropriate for this group may be removed at the discretion of the list manager.
blocking of an admin:
No blocking of admins! It is the group's policy that anyone who does so will be banned from the group.
Behavioural trainers recommended by the Anxious Dog Group are force free, professional members of the Pet Professional Guild of Australia http://ppgaustralia.nft.au/ or the Delta Institute. http://www.deltasociety.com.au/pages/delta-institute.html and the APDT of Australia http://www.apdt.com.au/ Trainers are listed on their website.
Training methods used here:
The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) recommends the use of positive reinforcement training methods for dogs as the preferred method of training.
Posts that criticise the group, admins or another member either publically or privately will be deleted. It deflects from positive dog related topics and the member may be unsubbed as we will not allow the group to be a stage for personal grievances.
A listing of behavioural trainers, veterinary behaviourists, animal behavourists, vets interested in behaviour, fear free vets and other great resources can be found in the Files area.
Broken links checked 14th/10/2017