Here at Pawticular Training, I believe 100% that dogs do best being educated through positive training. There is no need for cruel methods or devices. Dogs love to learn, but they need it to be made fun for them. This can be done through the use of positive and behaviour adjustment training to ask the dog to do what we want. You will find that using a positive and reward based approach correctly will get the desired effect and also make your dog more willing to learn.
As an owner of two flat coated retrievers and a border collie, who respond best through positive training, I think it’s important that we stop using intimidation and shock to force the dog to do what we want. I would rather have a dog who listens to me because he wants to and enjoys it, rather than because he is scared of what will happen to him if he doesn’t.
One day, hopefully we shall be able to get rid of prong collars, choke chains and shock collars. They aren’t required and instead inflict pain.
Wouldn’t you rather have a dog listen to you because he enjoys training and learning, rather than because he is scared of the pain he may suffer if he doesn’t? I know I would!
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