Author Archives: Thomas Aaron

Rethinking the “Do As I Say” Attitude: Is It Really the Best Way?

Posted on: April 22, 2015 - 4 Comments

If reliability means the dog does what you say, when you say it, every time you say it, then the "do as I say attitude" seems to make sense on the surface. However, as a positive gun dog trainer, I have become convinced that the "do as I say" attitude misses the mark.

The State of Positive Gun Dog Training: Who Will Take Up the Gauntlet?

Posted on: January 18, 2015 - 2 Comments

I truly believe the only way for positive gun dog training to gain any kind of ground in this country is by developing good hunting dogs, strong hunt test results and some field trial wins. There are indeed positive trainers already making strides, but the numbers comparatively are very small. This must change, and it is fair for those who advocate traditional gun dog training to demand proof.