Disclaimers, Terms and Conditions

The ideas and opinions on this website are my own.
They do not represent those of my school, employer, or any other for-profit
or non-profit organizations that I am employed by or associated with.

Animal training and the study of animal behavior are ever changing fields. New ideas and discoveries constantly alter how trainers think about training. Thoughts and opinions in older, out-of-date posts may not necessarily reflect the thoughts and opinions I hold today. I make no claims as to the accuracy, currentness, or completeness for any information found on this site and will not be liable for any errors or omissions.

Animal Training Disclaimer

Animal training is a potentially dangerous activity. Please exercise caution when working with any species of animal. Readers understand that they use any techniques or suggestions contained within this site at their own discretion and risk. Please contact a professional animal trainer who can work with you directly if you are working with an animal whose training is beyond your knowledge or skill level. StaleCheerios accepts no liability or responsibility for any injury, damage or harm caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly from the information on this site, blog, or any of the site’s links.

Comment Policy

We love getting comments and we would be happy to chat with you about animal training and behavior. Also, feel free to use the comment section to challenge or disagree with the views on the site, we’d love to hear your opinion.

However, please keep your comment polite. If offering criticism, please try to keep it constructive. StaleCheerios reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason, including, but not limited to, comments that are abusive, profane, or rude. As well, StaleCheerios will delete all spam comments that are left solely for the purpose of getting a backlink to you site(s).

Affiliate links and paid posts

StaleCheerios sometimes includes affiliate links. This means that when you click on a link (such as for an Amazon product), if you buy products from that site within a certain period of time, StaleCheerios earns a small commission.

StaleCheerios is committed to sharing top quality, cutting edge knowledge and information about animal training. Because of this, we ONLY ever promote books, DVDs, or other products that we use personally or have thoroughly reviewed. These are products that we would not hesitate to recommend to close friends and which we believe will add value to our reader’s knowledge of animal training.

The upkeep of a site such as StaleCheerios is expensive, several hundred dollars per year. As many of you know, this site’s founder, Mary Hunter, is also currently in graduate school. Affiliate links are one way that StaleCheerios can keep the site free of ads and continue offering great content to you that is completely free.

Rarely, StaleCheerios includes paid posts or paid product reviews. Paid posts will always be indicated by a short disclaimer at the end of the post. Because StaleCheerios values the relationship it has built with it’s readers, we only feature paid posts for products or sites of which we highly approve. For instance, during the summer of 2012, StaleCheerios featured several sponsored posts for P.A.L., which, among other things, promotes pet adoptions and encourages people to spay / neuter their pets.


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Unauthorized use and/or duplication of the material on this site without express and written permission from Mary Hunter is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Mary Hunter and StaleCheerios with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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