All Positive AKA Force Free Dog Training

Is The Problem Companion Dog Owners or Companion Dog Trainers?

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Bad Dog

I won’t here as it’s a seminar level presentation rather than a casual blog post but I can make a reasonable, strong and scientifically supported argument that very little that currently passes for ‘learning theory’ in companion dog training is based on canine or human behavior in the context of how any higher order social [...]

Clicker Training Cat Aggressive Pit Bull

– Posted in: Aggression, All Positive AKA Force Free Dog Training, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Newsletters, Pitbull (Pit Bull), Pitbull (Pit Bull) X/cross
Pelican Landing

Based on how you’re describing going about this the only way those ‘high-value treats’ and clicker are going to impact your cat’s future is if your dog confuses which of your hands holds the treat and which hand is holding the clicker and tragically chokes on the clicker.

I Debate Claire Staines, an ‘All Positive/Force-Free’ UK based Dog Trainer

– Posted in: All Positive AKA Force Free Dog Training, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Newsletters, Trainers and Training

Background I posted on my Facebook page this short video as an encouragement to read a column I had written all positive and harnesses and received a comment from an ‘All Positive/Force-Free’ trainer named Claire Staines. I invited her to debate. The link to the article referred to is here: http://www.askthedogguy.com/harnesses-all-positive-dog-training/ Below is as much [...]

WHY I APPRECIATE POST SHARING SO MUCH AND WHY IT’S SO IMPORTANT

– Posted in: All Positive AKA Force Free Dog Training, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Might is Right Dog Training, Newsletters
sharing

When I see that someone shares something I’ve created, It makes me think that something I wrote resonated and the person sharing makes me recall the Edmund Burke and Eldridge Cleaver quotes found in the header and at the very bottom of this post. Maybe what I wrote, was just something with which they agreed. [...]

Harnesses And ‘All Positive’ Dog Training

– Posted in: All Positive AKA Force Free Dog Training, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Dog Trainers, Newsletters
harnesses

Using sophism the ”All Positive/Force-Free’ companion dog trainers have convinced themselves and others that any collar around a dog’s neck is now inhumane and that harnesses are currently the only humane choice. Perhaps, to the average companion dog owner, dog trainer, veterinarian, vet tech etc. this isn’t as apparently revealing as I wish it were. So [...]

Donating To A Rescue? Some Are Rescue Mills

– Posted in: All Positive AKA Force Free Dog Training, Children and Dogs, Dog Behavior Miscellaneous Articles, Newsletters, Rescue Mills, Rescues
donating to a rescue

I just read an article about an animal rescue that is including in its mandate the promotion of veganism that reminded me how important it is to be very careful when donating to a rescue. From what I can tell, the vegan agenda wasn’t for the animals (thank goodness – I’ve seen that before) but [...]