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 Source Read More GalaxyJDJ.D.Greatest American DogOpinionTrainingCBSTV CBS Fall TV Preview: Everything You Need to Know About the New Shows 17 FOMO Moments Every 20-Something Experiences You Already Know Everyone in the Survivor Season 31 Cast 13 Mommy and Me Classes We Really Need Get inspired with our daily newsletter Home DIY Tech Food Vegetarian Love and Sex Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. 5 years I go with Victoria Stilwell and the Positive Reinforcement method. Like she said, the dominace-submission methodology is very bad for dogs and no good owner or trainer will use it. People like Cesar Millan are a joke. He is no dog expert, he is a self-taught idot. couture-yourself 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 years positive reinforcement. I do agree that a puppy needs to know who the alpha role is but through positive reinforcement. CoralAmber 6 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 6 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.