All Positive AKA Force Free Dog Training

Ignore Bad Behaviour and Reward Good Behaviour Dog Training

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How about like every mother dog, wolf, ape and human being we just shoot for being ‘All Positive’ almost all the time and end up with fewer frustrated dog owners, euthanized and abandoned dogs, not to mention all those ‘All Positive/Force-Free’ “trained” dogs that end up living for the most part under house arrest because [...]

The Negative Effects of Positive Reinforcement | Psychology Today

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I can’t remember who sent me the link to this article. It will be of interest to anyone interested in a look at all positive training without the hype. “Somewhere in the back of every dog trainer’s mind is that image of Pavlov’s dogs, salivating at the sound of a bell ringing. That’s the apex [...]

Are Dogs or Dog Trainers Getting Dumber? All Positive Vs Discipline

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Is ‘All Positive/Force-Free’ Dog Training Catching Up to Us? If you’ve taken your dog for training and are still scratching your head as to why your dog still won’t stay, come or heel you might find this interesting. Was it ‘All Positive/Force-Free’ dog training? I was privy to a dialogue between dog trainers where one [...]

Quadrant Quackery

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

Hi John, We are the owners of a 17 month old male Golden Retriever, Snatch. This past June, we decided to take Snatch to a local trainer who uses clicker training. He did well with the basics-sit,stay,crate etc. Things have changed. Sometimes he will listen most of the time, he won’t. He has always been [...]

Quadrant Problems

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

Hi John, We are the owners of a 17 month old male Golden Retriever, Snatch. This past June, we decided to take Snatch to a local trainer who uses clicker training. He did well with the basics-sit,stay,crate etc. Things have changed. Sometimes he will listen most of the time, he won’t. He has always been [...]

Purely Positive Training Nonsense

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

Hi John, We have brought a bulldog cross now about 12 weeks of age. The nipping is getting a bit aggressive.  Her teeth are quite sharp and have injured my wife and daughter. She literally hung by her tooth embedded in the skin of my daughter’s leg, needless to say my daughter has not warmed [...]