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There's a web site for Amazing k9 Training that claims dogs who are trained using food are more aggressive, dominant, and even dangerous. Is there any truth to that? My puppy learns things pretty quick when there's a treat involved. That's not a problem. Right?
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There's a web site for Amazing k9 Training that claims dogs who are trained using food are more aggressive, dominant, and even dangerous. Is there any truth to that?
Nope, none whatsoever. And I wouldn't give my hard earned money to a trainer that refers to training with food as "bribery".

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Group classes often stress- dogs and make them fearful. Which Causes a host of undesirable behaviors at home such as self-dominane. Group classes have it backward. By putting distraction first. Classes Make dogs resistant to obedience, when you need results and are paying Good money, don't waste your time with Amateur dog trainers. Pickup Your phone and call a true professional at amazing k-9 training. When dog owners Change dog problems end.
What a bunch of hooey! And someone needs to tell him about spell check - all those weird capitalizations in the middle of sentences, oy.

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Nope, none whatsoever. And I wouldn't give my hard earned money to a trainer that refers to training with food as "bribery".
Good. I didn't think so. A friend is considering having them train her pit bull puppy.
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What a bunch of hooey! And someone needs to tell him about spell check - all those weird capitalizations in the middle of sentences, oy.
I didn't even read all of that. I like having my dog in puppy class with other dogs. real life is full of distractions. She might as well be used to it. She likes seeing all the people and dogs at class. I wonder if they get a lot of business. : /
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What a bunch of hooey! And someone needs to tell him about spell check - all those weird capitalizations in the middle of sentences, oy.
I agree...save your money! LOL!

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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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]There's a web site for Amazing k9 Training that claims dogs who are trained using food are more aggressive, dominant, and even dangerous. [/B]Is there any truth to that? My puppy learns things pretty quick when there's a treat involved. That's not a problem. Right?
THIS is the part I was referring to as a bunch of 'hooey'.
I train mine with treats and they've turned out fine.
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