LIMA is an acronym for the phrase “Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive”. LIMA describes a trainer or behavior consultant who uses the least intrusive, minimally aversive strategy out of a set of humane and effective tactics likely to succeed in achieving a training or behavior change objective.Certification Council for POrofessinal Dog Trainers
We are firm believers in the LIMA method.
The LIMA dog training approach will look at all possible methods of achieving a training behavior and select the least intrusive, minimally aversive one first. In other words, LIMA favors having your dog work for something positive rather than work to avoid something negative or unpleasant.
LIMA encourages positive reinforcement and avoids “punishment” methods of training (choke chains, e-collars etc.). Under this approach, you can achieve desired behaviors without risking any negative effects like fear, aggression, or physical injury.