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What Dog Training Taught me about Parenting and Partnership

Whatever you feed, not only lives, but grows.  Whatever you starve, dies. While positive reinforcement may look like just feeding dogs treats, it’s much more than that. It’s complex, because if positive reinforcement isn’t done correctly, it can actually be encouraging/enabling the very behaviors that are trying to be extinguished. We are marking behavior we …

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Aggressiveness versus Defensiveness

Very few dogs are actually aggressive. Why? It goes back to the foundation of all dog training, which you will hear me say often:

Dogs will always continue to do what gives them the greatest benefit.

It is not to a dog’s benefit to attack. If a dog were to bite a person or another dog, the chances of it getting hurt in return is high.

The Power of Positive Reinforcement

Do you prefer working for a boss who uses bullying/fear of punishment to get you to perform, or a boss who incentivizes you to want to work to your best potential by being a good role model, drafting for you (while patiently guiding/leading), and then rewarding you with benefits and praise as you grow in skill?

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