Online resource • Positive reinforcement training resource for pet owners and animal care professionals.
Dr. Sophia Yin’s online training resource aims to help you connect with your pet on a deeper level by allowing you to understand his expressions and learn what motivates him. Her website offers Low Stress Handling (LSH), a pet-friendly certification course that teaches people how to create a low-stress environment and handle animals in a more relaxed manner.
Who is behind it?
Dr. Sophia Yin, a veterinarian, author, and creator of multiple educational DVDs that address animal care, handling, and training. Her life’s mission was to improve people’s understanding of animals and their behaviour, so owners could care for, appreciate, and enjoy their time better with their pets.
How much does it cost?
If you want to take your learning to the next level, you can get certified by signing up for the LSH university certification course. Pricing will depend on the number of students to enroll as a group. University students and faculty can get 25% (1 to 24 enrollees) to 50% discount (100+ enrollees). Meanwhile, vet medical facilities, shelters, and pet care professionals can also get discounts for as low as 10% (4 to 14 enrollees) to 25% (45+ enrollees).
The website occasionally offers discounts on its LSH online courses. Courses range from Canine Lab 1: Essential Exercises for Moving Dogs (60 USD) to Kitty Kindergarten: Creating the New Improved Cat Through Early Socialization (75 USD).
*Please note these rates are based on currency conversions at the time of writing this post and may fluctuate.
How does it help me right now?
The website serves as a goldmine of positive reinforcement training resource for pet owners and those working in the field of animal care and behaviour. With over 49 dog behaviour categories, you can read up on issues such as aggression, agility, dog dominance, exercise, and inter-dog behaviour which can keep you busy throughout the COVID-19 quarantine.
Dr. Sophia Yin’s online resource offers positive animal training techniques focused on rewarding good behaviour and removing rewards for bad behaviour. These are explained through clear, written steps accompanied by photos, or through short, informative videos. Plus, the website is available anywhere in the world and offers free downloadable posters and handouts created by Dr. Sophia Yin. These can be shared with fellow pet parents, clients, and coworkers.