When you think about dog training, we are fortunate to be living in this time. Even before the internet brought us together in a variety of new ways, veterinarian Dr. Ian Dunbar, dolphin trainer Karen Pryor, and others were doing things that would have massive effects on how people think about dog training. Now, positive dog training is turning up everywhere.
Dr. Dunbar has gone on to create an outstanding line of books and DVDs, including one of my all-time favorite DVDs, Sirius Puppy Training. He founded the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, which describes itself as…. CLICK THE TITLE TO READ MORE… Continue reading →
Positive dog training: sounds nice, doesn’t it? But what does it really mean for you and your dog? It means the opposite, of that old saw “no pain, no gain.”Here are a couple of my favorite books on it: Positive … Continue reading →
To me, positive dog training is…using methods that enhance our relationships with dogs. The methods of Ian Dunbar, for one. Using clickers with dogs. The Tellington TTouch. Rewards at times, when the dog does what we want. Maybe it’s helpful … Continue reading →
Dee Ganley’s Changing People, Changing Dogs: Positive Solutions for Difficult Dogs is used by many trainers, particularly since it contains many clearly explained exercises that help difficult dogs. What’s a difficult dog? I suppose it’s any dog that someone gets exasperated … Continue reading →
I follow what’s going on in the world of positive dog training, though as more and more trainers adopt these methods, I sure can’t keep track of it all. But I was pleased to come across this article by trainer … Continue reading →