The Legacy of Dr Sophia Yin | Waldo's Friends

Home / Pet library / The Legacy of Dr Sophia Yin


The Legacy of Dr Sophia Yin

Online resource • Positive reinforcement training resource for pet owners and animal care professionals.

Dr. Sophia Yin’s mission was to improve people’s understanding of animals and their behaviour.

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?

All the online articles on the blog are free, but the site also offers animal training booksDVDsposters, and booklets available for purchase. 

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. 

How can I access it?

You can visit Dr. Sophia Lin’s website here or check out all her available resources here


Free tier available

Explore more Learn resources


The Community Cats Podcast

Since its first episode in 2016, this podcast has been providing information, education, and dialogue to create a more supportive environment that empowers people to help the cats in their community.

Play Icon

Top Dog Tips – videos

The Top Dog Tips YouTube channel is your ally for in-depth tips and advice on dog care, health, nutrition, and training. From veterinarians and dog trainers to groomers and animal scientists


Whole Dog Journal

If you’re looking for quality reading material that helps you understand your dog a whole lot better, then the Whole Dog Journal is a worthy start. The website offers informative and well-researched articles on dog care and training and has a pretty well-run email newsletter