Force-free training is the only way to go!
All good trainers these days use positive, force-free training methods. There is no excuse for using harsh, forceful methods or devices that hurt, pinch, shock or scare dogs (including shouting!).
We understand, now, how dogs learn – so we have all the information we need to modify unwanted behaviours using sound scientific principles.
I’m a BIG fan of clicker training – the most wonderful way to communicate with and train dogs!
If you’d like to know more about my training philosophy and methods, you can read more about progressive reinforcement training here.