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Greatest American Dog: Which Training Method's For You?

Greatest American Dog: Which Training Method's For You?


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couture-yourself 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 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 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 kiwitwist 7 years
positive reinforcement. I do agree that a puppy needs to know who the alpha role is but through positive reinforcement.
CoralAmber 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 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.
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