Alot of people like the idea of Training. They like the idea their Dog will be well behaved and obedient or stop reacting to other Dogs or people in some cases. What alot of people don't realise. The ones who are impatient or do a bit of Training and then cancel or don't continue with it are the ones who's Dogs will not succeed sadly. So many of us Trainers see it, people start off with good intentions but then x, y, and z happens. And they seem to forget the Trainer was there on the side lines prepared for the call that never came. Then these people switch to harsh fast methods and say that positive training didn't work. But for positive training to work first they have to a) attend their sessions and b) do their homework and put the effort in themselves. There is no magic wand. And as Lewis Nicholls describes even if aversive methods are used. People will still have to come back to positive training to help recondition their Dog and this is a much longer path than the path they originally could have embraced. Remember Dogs learn from trust, respect and reinforcement. Sure it's hard work but the end results are not only amazing but they last 🐶
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