Which Training Method Works Best

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  1. Linds

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    An article I liked, it's kinda in the same theme of most of my recent rants but more nicely put.

    Which Training Method Works Best
     
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    This is easy, Mine does :D
     
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    Blasphemy.

    It's totally mine.
     
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    Easy enough to solve...I'll send Nyx to one of you and when the training fails, I'll send her to the other.

    And to keep things fair, whoever gets Nyx second gets Morgan first and can attempt teach the EvilRedDog to be quiet.

    :popcorn:

    I look forward to the videos, and I will not pay for damages.
     
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    Linds Wins, Send them both there :)
     
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    A FB friend took issue with this part of the article because she felt that wasn't exclusive to "positive" trainers

    I ended up writing up a minor monologue back to her while I was working things out in my head and figured I would throw it up here since it kinda goes along with our recent CM posts and Crossover trainer thread

     
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    I've had enough of my little evil one with alligator jaws. I wave the white flag :rofl1:
     
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    I will say that I used to be against aversive tools and most corrections. Even Gentle Leaders I said I didn't like and wouldn't use - and then I "crumbled" and bought one and use it all the time. Said I would never use a prong collar, and while I still haven't ever used a prong collar (Juno is soooo not the dog to use one on, with her dog reactivity and people wariness), in the future I don't think I'd totally write one off. Same with e-collars.

    I am just not always that skilled with just a clicker and a bag of treats. As much as I want to be. Sometimes I need a little help in addition to my treats, but it took a while and a lot of research for me to be open to other tools.

    I did use cans of pennies when Juno was a puppy, for things that needed to stop NOW like "you can't tackle my 2-year-old nephew to the ground even though it looks fun when he's running". Nowadays though I am starting to wonder if that played a role in ruining her and why her anxiety really comes out in regards to loud, unexpected noises (mainly only when we are outside the house). Live and learn I guess but not something I'll ever use again.
     

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