At Veterans With Dogs, we believe that dogs who are asked to improve the lives of people in need deserve themselves to lead happy lives. So, rather than focusing only on teaching our dogs to perform tasks on command, we ask our dogs to engage with us in learning and developing the bond. We educate people and dogs so they may enrich the lives of one another.
At Veterans With Dogs, we believe strongly in the Bond, living and working with dogs as a partnership. The bond-based approach is a philosophy rooted in the belief that mutually beneficial relationships are those in which trust, respect and confidence combine to form deep and lasting connections.
BOND-BASED OPTION LEARNING
Our dogs are educated using Bond-Based Option Learning (BBOL), a system of learning and working together developed exclusively by Veterans With Dogs. BBOL is an educational protocol based on social learning which focuses on giving the dogs the skills and information they need to appropriately control their own behaviour rather than training them to respond robotically to cues or commands.