So, you ask; why use positive training instead of other, older methods? Why? Because it gets results and creates a good, strong bond between you and your dog. Whether you just have an average pet dog, or a highly skilled working dog, you can use these methods to help strengthen your bond and improve your dog’s skills.
Using cruel methods and devices, merely teaches a dog to respond through fear. I don’t know about you, but I would rather have a dog that responds through eagerness and willingness to learn and not fear of pain. On top of that, I would rather not inflict pain on my canine companions. Teach with kindness – Simple as that.
Positive and behaviour adjustment training can be used to train all dogs; from your newly acquired puppy, to your top working dog, to your aggressive canine and everything in between. Training methods should be adapted to each individual case if dealing with tricky cases, but you can still teach with kindness and respect rather than rough handling and shock, behaviour adjustment training being the perfect example of this.
Teach with kindness, love and respect. Your dog will thank you for it. Training sessions will be far more enjoyable when your dog is willingly responding to you and enjoying it all.
Using the two main currencies, you can lead your dog to success. Different people have different goals. Some people want their dog to walk well on a lead, while others want their dog to tolerate others. You will all have your own goals with your dogs and you need to remember you can achieve anything. Consistency and repetition are pretty important. Rewarding for what you are wanting your dog to do is key. You don’t need to use forceful methods and training.
Go force free today – Teach with kindness, love and respect – you can lead your dog to success.