Alliance of Force-Free Animal Professionals

Make a Positive Difference in Your Pet's Life

The Alliance of Force Free Animal Professionals believes that training and caring for your pet should be a positive, enjoyable experience for you AND your pet. The professionals in our Alliance use only results-based, science-based animal training and handling methods that do not employ shock, pain, fear, physical force or compulsion. We are committed to the mental and physical welfare of our clients' pets and helping their owners learn ways to train and care for their pets that enhance their relationship.

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Who We Are

The Alliance of Force Free Animal Professionals is a group of South Carolina, Eastern Georgia and Western North Carolina area dog trainers, veterinarians, veterinary staff and groomers who have committed to providing only force-free, positive training and handling methods for their clients. Animal professionals in the Alliance understand that the use of aversives such as shock collars (e-collars), choke chains or prong collars in pet care can, in addition to causing your pet pain, have unwanted behavioral fallout such as increased aggression and/or fear. Alliance Animal Professionals are committed to pursuing continuing education to ensure that they are aware of the most recent behavior studies and methods of training.

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see”

Mark Twain

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