The dog's biting has almost ceased. Not from treats, but with different training.
Here's my wish for the New Year --- people who dislike topics like CM or ecollars: Stay Away from the topic, then. Please. Some of us would like personal opinions - from actual experience. Not personal beliefs about these topics, especially if all it does is produce negative talk.
PS - Why is the word "moron" allowed here & thew word "ignorance" is not?
I wish the word for the Fiery Pitt was allowed, and words like moron and idiot were banned.
I think there can be good positive training and bad positive training. I also think there is good use of corrections and bad use of corrections, but whatever. I am terrible about treats. I don't want to bother with them. I don't keep them on my person. After the first set of classes, I rarely use treats in training.
Someone should branch off and start a Stepford site, where you are only allowed to comment if you agree with the general premise. Then everyone will be in agreement, everyone will be happy, no one will learn a thing, but they say ignorance is bliss.
For here, and I hope it continues, people discuss topics, and other points of view are valuable, even when they might be argumentative. As passionate as we are about our dogs, I certainly hope this site does not lose that passion, and when people are doing something they feel is dangerous, inhumane, or unhelpful, they will continue to voice their opinions.
Consider the newbie dog owners, who come on and read something, like a thread showing a vid of a dog chasing around a laser pointer. No one wants to be negative, so no one bothers to tell the guy that he can be creating serious issues, and the newbie sees that and decides to try that too.