I spend hours speaking with trainers, and a common theme is that many trainers only know one approach to each problem they encounter. A client recently asked me what ways to approach resource guarding other than correction. I couldn't help but pause for a moment, somewhat in disbelief.Read More
I recently heard that a trainer said that "balanced training," the use of both positive and negative consequence in training dogs, was B.S. Without going into my thoughts on what kind of individual disagrees that animals need to understand both positive and negative consequences to their actions, let's talk about this concept a bit more.
Saying that balanced training is B.S. is tantamount to saying that medicine is B.S. because it doesn't feel good all the time.Read More