Positive Reinforcement Training is Best

Interesting study reported in Psychology Today. I am not surprised by the findings — just further confirmation of my Training approach.

Judy Moore


The Effect of Training Method on Stress Levels in Dogs | Psychology Today

Discipline-based training increases stress levels in dogs.
At a dog training seminar that I attended recently I found myself engaged in a familiar conversation, namely the effect of various types of dog training methods on the behavior of pet dogs. Nowadays the line seems to be drawn between two camps, one advocating “positive dog training” (which uses rewards such as food and play) versus “discipline-based training” (which incorporates slip collars and leash tugs and other physical interventions to enforce compliance).