The mission of The Companion Animal Sciences Institute is to provide advanced, challenging, science-based professional development education in the animal behavior, training, behavior change programming, fitness and nutrition fields in a distance format that promotes professional skills advancement.
It is the stance of CASI, its advisory board and instructors that animal friendly, positive reinforcement-based methods are the most efficient and effective, and least intrusive and risk laden methods to use in animal training and behavior change programming, and most conducive to facilitate the human animal bond. Furthermore, we take the stance that aversive stimulation and positive punishment / negative reinforcement based methods are unethical, inefficient and ineffective as a first line approach; they risk serious harm and are the most likely methods to deteriorate the human animal bond. CASI instructs in a strong standard of providing the least intrusive effective behavior intervention.
CASI instructs in accordance with the LIEBI Model. Click here.