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Agility class 2016

Agility class graduation was Wed night and I was so impressed with everyone . It was great to see you and your dogs do so well. As you know I believe in positive reinforcement and not just for dog training. It’s very rewarding for ME too! I’ve met many of you in my Puppy class. […]

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PPG & PDA (That’s a lot of letters)

I’ve been a member of the Pet Professional Guild (PPG) since their start in 2012.  I love their force-free ethics and the wide range of educational services and support they offer.  Just recently the Pet Dog Ambassador program (PDA) was introduced and jumped at the chance to be part of it.  The program is for […]

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Aversive Training – and why I don’t do it!

This is an excellent article that clearly demonstrates through research what we R+ (positive reinforcement) trainers have known for a long time.   Using force to get behaviour or applying punishment to get rid of inappropriate behaviours has a real impact on your relationship with your dog. Aversive training does not help the dog to […]

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