The Science Behind Positive Training

SCIENCE_BEHIND_POSITIVE_Featured"The great thing about science is that you're free to disagree with it, but you'll be wrong"

Our understanding of how dogs think, feel and learn is constantly evolving.

The more heavy-handed approaches that were so commonly used in dog training decades ago were borne out of an attempt to apply what people thought they knew about animal behavior to our domestic canine companions. But science is an ever-moving field, and our job as trainers and dog owners is to continue our quest to better understand these fascinating animals by staying up-to-date with what the modern behavioral scientific community is learning about animals in general and dogs in particular.

Science has indeed spoken about the use of punishment in training, the role of dominance in the dog world, the effectiveness of positive reinforcement and more. Though the argument rages on about the safest, quickest and most effective way to train dogs, modern behavioral science has definitively ended the debate.

Positive training is the future of dog training.

Click the links below to read from the scientific journals and publications citing the amazing work being done by the scientific community at large as it relates to our understanding of how to relate to our dogs.


Scientific Links About Positive Training vs Dominance and Punishment-Based Training:

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