Dec 23, 2020 2:13 PM
FORT ST. JAMES — Northern Noses in Fort St. James has been granted as an AnimalKind firm. AnimalKind is a comparatively new animal welfare accreditation and referral program by means of the BC SPCA, beginning in 2019. Its purpose is to accredit canine coaching firms that use science-based optimistic reinforcement coaching, versus a adverse reinforcement system.
Northern Noses is one in all 23 canine coaching firms to obtain the accreditation and solely the third in Northern BC. Amy Atkinson is the one canine coach in Fort St. James and offers with purchasers from neighbouring communities on prime of her personal, even serving to prepare a cat in Vancouver. Formally changing into AnimalKind is a manner Atkinson and others are in a position to keep considerably regulated in an business that presently isn’t.
“You instantly have peace of thoughts and you already know that the coach is well-educated, you already know the BC SPCA has audited the coach,” defined Nicole Fenwick, Analysis and Requirements Supervisor with the BC SPCA.
“In BC and in Canada, do coaching is totally unregulated. Meaning anybody can name themselves a canine coach and anybody can select no matter coaching technique they need to use, whether or not or not it’s grounded in science.”