The trainers we recommend have worked with our rescue Shibas. Their training has been evaluated, observed, and approved by COSIR volunteer staff. Like COSIR, they use only positive reinforcement and reward-based techniques. They do not use force or punishment, and do not use shock collars, choke chains, alpha rolling, or any other aversive. We all believe that it’s not necessary to dominate your dog, when you can simply be their leader.