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.

Dogs are great at resolving conflict and communicate with their body!

They use everything from blinking to tail wags to communicate! 

DOGS THINK IN TWO SIMPLE FORMATS:

1. Does it get what they want?         2. Is it safe for me 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

To Command is to Demand. 

To Cue is to Ask. 

How do you want to be spoken to?  

-Tara Martice, dcbc, cpdt-ksa

The Martice Methodology:

Patience, Consistency &  Good Timing.

By keeping the Fear, Anxiety and Stress (FAS) at a minimum.

Highlighting how dogs communicate to promote quality training.

Consent and Acceptance training for Cooperative Care.

Increase wanted behavior (positive reinforcement).

Teaching alternative behaviours so there are choices.

Working under the dogs emotional threshold so learning can happen.

Teach and giving opportunities to make safer choices.

Using Resource Rewards like

Food, Access, V & P Praise, Play, Environment & Games

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

Marking - Capturing  - Shaping - Luring - Targeting - Mimicking 

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 OR 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"

The Martice Mutts

"MAC" aka "Bubba"

2011 to present: Male Chesapeake Bay Retriever (soft coat) - Positive Dog. Behavior Assistant for Puppies, Juniors and Bubble Tests. - Favorite thing to do: Swimming

Isabella or "Bella"  aka "Bells"

2014 to present  Female Collie/Lab/Springer X + - Complex Needs in Fear, Severe Acute Separation Anxiety, General Anxiety, Reactivity. 

 Favorite thing to do: Play with her Egg

"RYDER" 

2012 to 2013

Male Chesapeake Bay Retriever - Complex Needs in Fear, Anxiety, Resource Guarder, IBD,  O/W Healing

Passed away from Cancer at the age of 2.  Favorite thing to do: Hunt 

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