Once approved, we will invoice you your membership fee. If you join between January and June, the cost is $25.00. If you join between July and December, the cost is $12.50.
Alberta Force Free Alliance Pledge
As an approved member of the Alberta Force Free Alliance, I pledge that I and my employees are educated in or will upgrade our education through the AFFA in the latest science based, force free methods for companion animals.
Will not intentionally harm or intimidate any animal in our care. This includes, alpha rolling, pinning, yelling, poking, scruffing, leash jerks, flooding, or the use and promotion of alpha based methodology. Aversive equipment such as, choke/prong/e-collars, electric fences, or ultrasonic bark deterrents are NOT acceptable equipment, as outlined by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior. We will not promote trainers who use, and adhere to alpha-based and/or aversive methodologies.
FORCE FREE: 95% of the methods utilized with companion animals do not utilize positive punishment (anything that intentionally causes fear, harm or pain). The 5% allots for emergency situations where an animal or person could be hurt as a result and an aversive techniques may be the only way to prevent harm, i.e.: a day care using a horn or fight board to break up a dog fight.