I'm not an expert dog trainer, but we have most of the basics down. I have raised a 19-year old son, though, and I did implement a lot of the same positive reinforcement techniques with him as a toddler that I had watched my mother use with her competitive GSD.
Positive reinforcement, redirection, limited choices, removing obstacles that set the child up to fail (child proofing), affection, one on one time...mutual respect.
The boy is excelling as a college freshman. He is confident, attentive, knows when to leave it, be quiet, and go get it, he is loyal, obedient, respects authority, and he's everyone's friend (not fearful).
So yes, I definitely think the same approach works! Lol! Poor kid, I just described my boy as the perfect dog, doh.
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