The Martice Mission:

To work with all breeds, temperaments, and peoples abilities.

To reduce re-homing and shelter numbers through bite prevention activities and early education.

To rehabilitate dogs that are suffering from reactivity and aggression.

To maintain methods within L.I.M.A. (Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive) 

To reduce Fear, Anxiety and Stress (FAS) in animals and increase the quality of life for all.

To Command is to Demand. To Cue is to Ask. How do you want to be spoken to?  - Tara Martice, dcbc, cpdt-ksa

TARA'S METHODOLOGY - HOW DOES SHE DO IT?

Patience, Consistency & Timing! These are the foundations of good solid dog training. 

By Keeping the Fear, Anxiety and Stress (FAS) at a minimum allows learning to really happen!

Educating and highlighting how dog communicate to promote quality training and learning.

Consent and Acceptance training so the animal and handler have mutual trust and understanding of each others needs.

Using specialized applications that increase wanted behavior (positive reinforcement).

Teaching alternative behaviours so the dog learns that they have choices, and those choices are reinforced with what the dog loves!

Removing what is reinforcing the unwanted behaviour (extinction)

Working under the dogs emotional threshold so learning can happen and allowing opportunity to make safer choices are rewarded.

It starts small food rewards and quickly turns into real-world rewards for true reliability and fun! 

Why -  because having fun and getting more done with small measurable steps makes for long-term results. 

Capturing  - Shaping - Luring - Targeting - Mimicking are the approved training choices!

Did you know? Dogs are great at resolving conflict and communicate with their body!

They use everything from blinking to tail wags to communicate! 
 do they get what they want and ensure that its safe to do so?


"MY DOG LOOKS GUILTY WHEN I GET HOME / ENTER ROOM" = "YOU'RE ANGRY AND NEED TO CALM DOWN"


"PACIFYING BEHAVIOUR FROM A DOG HAS THE FUNCTION OF DECREASING OR SUPPRESSING AN OPPONENTS AGGRESSIVE OR DOMINANT BEHAVIOUR OR TO RESTORE A STATE OF TRANQUILITY."  - R. ABRANTES



WHAT ARE AVERSIVE TRAINING METHODS?

Aversive training methods are tools and applications that promote fear, anxiety and stress.
Examples of such methods and tools are:

Collars that promote the fear/anxiety of restrictive breathing activities and inflicting pain, fear/anxiety of future pain/punishment. 

(Martingale - Choke  - Prong)

Electronic stimulus collars that elitists electricity to the neck and inflicts pain.

(E-Collars)

Physical corrections like forced hands on to position, pokes, pinning, kicks, punches, whipping, snapping/tightening the leash, scruff grabs.

Verbal correction like screaming, yelling, growling.

THESE METHODS REDUCE THE DOGS ABILITY TO TRUST PEOPLE. IT PROMOTES AGGRESSIVE PROTECTION TYPE responces, DISPLACEMENT BEHAVIOURS, AND THE POTENTIAL OF INJURY TO ITS SELF AND OTHERS DO INCREASE IN A MORE EXPLOSIVE AND UNSAFE MANNER BECAUSE the handler has PUNISHED the dog for giving signals and body language to decrease the tension, stress, pain or CONFLICT.

THESE METHODS ARE HIGHLY DISCOURAGED. THEY ARE NOT RECOMMENDED OR USED BY TARA MARTICE, HER AFFILIATES.

Tara's Environmental Commitment

Because she's mobile, her commitment to the earth is to maintain balance.

So as she burns fuel to get to you, she in turns keeps the paper and plastic marketing materials at a bare minimum with emphasis on recycling. 

"NATURE IS SPEAKING"

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