POPSUGAR Pets CBS Greatest American Dog: Which Training Method's For You? Greatest American Dog: Which Training Method's For You? by Pets 8/21/08 0 Shares Like us on Facebook Sign up for our daily newsletter > Follow us on Pinterest Source Read More GalaxyJDJ.D.Greatest American DogOpinionTrainingCBSTV CBS 10 Moms You Meet While Trick-or-Treating Move Over, Melisandre! Meet Game of Thrones' New Red Priestess 20 Unsexy Costume Ideas There's One Big Thing You Missed on How I Met Your Mother POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get Inspired With Our Living Newsletter Personalize DIY Food Tech Love and Sex Vegetarian Home Sign up with facebook or By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. couture-yourself 7 years wow. that's a wild argument. I definitely believe in positive reinforcement training and I'm a big follower of Victoria Stillwell's methods. She's great. To plus_2_kid - positive reinforcement doesn't always mean you commend the dog with a treat, it can be a simple "good boy/girl" with a pat on the head. With positive reinforcement, it should get to the point where you don't have to give them a treat any longer. plus_2_kid 7 years By the way, does anyone else find it ironic that the woman advocating positive reinforcement was the one who starting yelling and beating her hands in order to make her point???? Just saying..... plus_2_kid 7 years dominance submission doesn't meaning beating the dog. What if you are out somewhere without a treat? Plus, with studies showing the even our PETS are now overweight, the over reliance on treats in training is probably a bad thing.... kiwitwist 7 years positive reinforcement. I do agree that a puppy needs to know who the alpha role is but through positive reinforcement. CoralAmber 7 years I think I side with Victoria on this one. My dog was very food and toy motivated, so positive reinforcement worked well for me. Most often her advice is more about communicating clearly to the dog (with body language) so it understands what you want. katrina1020 7 years Wow, that is one angry video. I don't watch this show, but I love Victoria Stillwell. I watch her show "Its me or the Dog" all the time.