Professional Animal Behavior Associates
519-685-4756 or 1-800-666-DOGS

Professional Animal Behavior Associates' Mission:

“To promote efficient canine learning and a sound understanding of canine behavior through the integration of science and humanity.”

About Us

Our History

PABA was founded in 1992 by Dr. Donal McKeown, Dr. Andrew Luescher and Dr. Jack Halip with the intent to provide lecture series of “How Dogs Learn” but quickly expanded to include world renowned lecturers.  PABA holds an annual seminar in the spring of each year at the University of Guelph.

In 1993, PABA obtained the exclusive Canadian distribution rights for the “Promise Collar”, which is now known as the “Gentle Leader®” Headcollar.  The “Gentle Leader®” Headcollar is the number one recommended headcollar by certified canine behaviorists and veterinarians worldwide.

PABA also promotes the Gentle Leader® Ultimate Canine Harness, which was designed on the same principles that have proven successful with the Gentle Leader® Headcollar.  The Gentle Leader® Sound Desensitization CDs are packaged as two CD’s with each CD holding approximately one hour of various sounds to help your puppy adjust to everyday noise they will encounter.

PABA provides excellent customer service with knowledgeable staff to assist with any fitting or training questions or issues that may arise. Our products are fully warranted against any manufacturing defects.



Dr. Donal McKeown -Retired Head of the Animal Behaviour Department, Ontario Veterinary College

Dr. Andrew Luescher -Associate Professor and Director of the Animal Behavior Clinic, School of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University

Dr. Jack Halip –Masters of Science in Animal Behaviour,  Ontario Veterinary College

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