Tag Archives: Reward Based Training

Pay The Dog: Why Giving Your Dog Rewards Will Lead to Better Behaviors

Posted on: March 16, 2015 - 2 Comments

There are two ways to get a dog to do what you want. Both ways create motivation for the dog, but according to science, one works better than the other. Can you guess which way works better?

What Is Positive Training?

Posted on: April 29, 2014 - 6 Comments

Positive training is not a scientific term. You will not find it in any scientific journals, and you will regularly hear it being mischaracterized by those who do not fully understand it. When we at Positively refer to the power of positive training or you hear Victoria describe herself as a positive trainer, we are Read More

The Truth Behind Positive Training

Posted on: March 27, 2014 - 1 Comment

On Sunday 23rd March 2014 there was a great article about dog training in the Sunday Telegraph as well as in the Telegraph online.  The article highlighted a study that found pets trained using aversive methods were 15 times more likely to exhibit symptoms of stress than those trained using "positive" techniques and that training Read More

Do Companies Teach Reward Based Dog Training to People?

Posted on: June 26, 2011 - 3 Comments

Because I am a concert pianist, the delightful video above has arrived in my inbox dozens of times. No matter how many times I watch it, it always brings a smile to my face. It is part of the  Volkswagen “Fun Theory,” based on the thought that something as simple as fun is the easiest Read More