The cat training industry has had a hard few months.
Last week, The New York Times reported on a $300 million settlement between the National Association of Dog Trainers (NADTA) and two dog owners over claims that they didn’t give the dogs enough exercise, or enough time to calm down.
In May, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ruled that puppy mills were a real problem.
Now, it seems that the dog industry is in the middle of an epic fight to hold on to its most valuable asset: its dogs.
For those of us who have devoted our lives to raising and training these dogs, we know the value of these companions.
But for dog trainers who have to do the hard work of training them, the fight is not over.
For us, the dogs, the money is.
It seems the fight has been joined.
And it’s not over yet.
The National Association for Dog Trainings (NadTA) has filed a lawsuit against the owners of a breeder of mixed breeds.
It’s a pretty major win for the breeders, but the real story is not the money involved, but how the industry is fighting back.
What is the dog training industry?
The dog training profession is based around the concept of “teaching.”
For the dog, training is about teaching the animal to associate human beings with their own needs.
This is what trainers do.
It involves training dogs to associate humans with their physical attributes, which in turn, can lead to a positive response.
For example, a dog trained to associate people with their needs can associate humans more easily with their owners, and that can make for happier, more social dogs.
Training involves teaching the dog to associate its owner with its own needs, and the more that happens, the more desirable the dog will be for a person to keep as a pet.
So why are dog trainers fighting back?
For many dog trainers, the main reason is that they feel that the breed standards are too high, and they have little control over their dogs’ behavior.
The reason why most dog trainers feel this way is because their dogs are trained in ways that are in direct conflict with the expectations of people who want their dogs to act as good, loving, and loyal pets.
The training industry, in turn thinks that breed standards for dogs are too low.
In fact, dog trainers believe that a dog’s trainer is supposed to “act like a human being,” according to the American Kennel Club.
This means that the trainer needs to be an expert at what it takes to make a dog happy and successful.
So, for many dog owners, training a dog is a stressful and challenging process.
The trainers, of course, don’t want to do it at all, but they have no choice.
And they don’t get paid for it.
According to the NAPTA, breed standards have been in place for nearly 100 years, and “dog trainers have had to compete with each other to keep them alive and thrive.”
The NAPTS lawsuit alleges that the training industry “has systematically deprived dogs of their natural training and communication abilities.”
It also alleges that “the dog industry has a history of perpetuating the false and dangerous belief that its members are not trained to be loyal, trustworthy, and affectionate to human beings.”
The lawsuit argues that the puppy mills have systematically failed to train dogs to have positive associations with their human owners, which the industry then uses to push dogs into the pet industry.
The complaint also claims that breeders have a “history of engaging in predatory and coercive behavior against breeders and other owners who have sought to change the status quo.”
It goes on to claim that the “dog industry has systematically failed dogs in the care of their human companions, including dog owners who are fearful of being associated with dogs that may be associated with criminal activity.”
According to Nadtat’s lawsuit, the dog trainers “believe that if they don´t meet the industry standard of a training program that includes human-centered behavior, the puppies will be unable to become loyal and affectionable to humans.”
The complaint goes on: Dog trainers and dog owners have not only been prevented from learning how to make their dogs happy and comfortable, but also from learning to recognize when their dogs need more time to relax, to be affectionate, and to become social.
In other words, the trainers are teaching their dogs what they want to hear.
But they are also training them to associate their owners with the things they fear the most.
The trainer and owner are training their dogs in ways which, if you are a dog trainer and you are training a puppy, is going to have negative consequences for your dog.
According the Naptas lawsuit, breeders “have been systematically preventing dog trainers from teaching puppies to associate with their humans.”
For example: “Dog trainers and owners have been systematically prevented from teaching dogs to engage in human-directed behavior and to understand their human counterparts, to express