Dog Training Educational Resources for The Pet Owner
Shock Collars/Remote Training
“The degree of force used by a trainer is inversely proportional to the trainers level of competence “ - Leah Roberts
Shock Collars/Invisible Fences
Other "Training" Collars
"A wolf would flip another wolf against his will ONLY if he were planning to kill it. Can you
imagine what a forced alpha roll does to the psyche of our dogs?" - Dr Ian Dunbar
Training Based On Old Methods
Dog training should not be a battle of wills, but an ever-evolving dance of communication and cooperation.
- Nicole Wilde
Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. - John F. Kennedy
You may think that it’s no big deal to tell a dog “No!” or “Eh Eh!” to stop a behavior. The problem with suppressing behavior is that you create a vacuum. The only behaviors with which your dog can replace the one you didn’t like are more “dog behaviors” and most likely ones you will not be fond of. Another problem is that if the behavior is a side-effect of an underlying problem like stress or over arousal, punishing the symptom can be unfair as well as cause more behavior problems down the line. If you instead get to the root of the problem and fix it using behavior modification, the unwanted problem behavior- which is a side-effect- will disappear on it’s own.
- Emily Larlham
Debunking Dominance Theory/Myth