Training with Dog Treats

Dog Training – Training Styles – Part 2

Training styles differ, but some traditional techniques have proven their worth. Training styles are sometimes divided into those that use both positive and negative reinforcement, or rewards and punishment and those that rely solely on rewards. Using the word ‘punishment’ naturally turns off many who want to treat their companion with care. Substitute the word…

Training a Golden Retriever Dog

Dog Training – Training Styles – Part I

Contrary to popular belief, there are not as many training styles as there are trainers. Despite individual differences, people handling dogs fall into clearly recognizable categories. And no matter your individual style or that of your dog, there remain certain truisms. The Too-Easily Frustrated No activity apart from human childrearing requires as much patience as…