At Celtic Cur Behavior & Training we use Clicker Training to achieve the goal of the Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA) hierarchy. This hierarchy presents a strong order in a training or behavior change program with minimal risk of producing adverse side effects.
The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (of which Robin is a member) Position statement on LIMA makes the following points for its use:

LIMA Is Competence-Based

LIMA supports Positive Reinforcement and Understanding the Learner

LIMA supports Clarity and Consistency in Problem Solving

LIMA Prevents Abuse

LIMA supports Choice and Control for the Learner

LIMA asks: What Do You Want the Animal TO do?

The full statement is published here: http://iaabc.org/about/LIMA


Suggested Hierarchy of Behavior Change Procedure from Least to Most Intrusive

Robin@CelticCurBehavior.com    ~     530-515-5743
Internationally Certified Professional Dog Trainer ~ Independent Therapy Dogs Inc. evaluator ~ Instructor Click A Cluck, clicker training workshops
Member International Society of Animal Behavior Consultants
Owned by Robin McHale Ehn CPDT-KSA, Celtic Cur Behavior & Training is located in Cottonwood CA and serves the following communities:
Shasta County, Tehama County, Northern California, Shasta Lake, Redding, (old) Shasta, Igo, Ono, Happy Valley, Anderson, Palo Cedro, Millville, Whitmore, Shingletown, Red Bluff, Corning, Los Molinos, Orland