The Administrator from the Great White North, eh?
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northern British Columbia
There have been studies that showed that using food for training is the fastest and most reliable way to teach behaviours. I used to believe that using food reward was bribing, and it degraded your position as a leader - until I got my rescue, and all we did is clash and fight for control.
I gave up trying to MAKE her do stuff, and signed up for clicker classes and moved on to food-rewards based positive training (no clickers, but using food to lure and reward), and within weeks I had a different dog! We weren't clashing, we were meshing! It was just amazing how it really turned my dog onto wanting to please me, instead of fighting me! Made me a true believer!
Food based training made her LESS aggressive, LESS dominant, and turned her into a happy dog who wanted to please. Never heard the claim that the authors of the website make about food training causing the opposite outcome!
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Keeta BH, OB1, TR1, AD
Rottweiler/Hairy Dog mix?? 2004-2015