Peaceable Paws Code of Ethical Conduct

At Peaceable Paws we are committed to upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct in our training practices. Our Code of Ethical Conduct serves as our guiding principle, ensuring that every interaction is rooted in respect, compassion, agency and positive reinforcement. Our foundational principles are no fear, no pain, and no intimidation. We believe in nurturing strong bonds between humans and animals through trust, encouragement, and empathy. By adhering to these principles, we strive to create a safe, supportive, and enriching environment where all learners, human and non-human like, can thrive.

Language for the Peaceable Paws Code of Ethical Conduct provided courtesy of the Pet Professional Guild


Peaceable Paws’ mission is to foster harmony between the human and non-human animals of our world through dog training and animal behavior consultation services and seminars; consulting services for animal protection organizations; and writings that support and promote a philosophy of respect for life.

Our training methods incorporate a strong commitment to positive reinforcement and reward in place of old-fashioned coercion and use of force.