Training & behaviour methods
Methods I use for training and behaviour problems?
We all want our dogs and cats to behave well not because they are frightened of us but because they want to please us. I only use positive, reward based methods. No punishing, aversive techniques or gizmos such as shock collars or choke chains of any kind are ever used. Science has shown that problems are resolved more successfully if the cat or dog learns to behave well through kindness and reward rather than through fear, intimidation, pain or punishment. Methods using harsh punishment can also dangerous as the animal may turn to aggression to defend itself. Veterinary associations, the RSPCA and the Dogs Trust all now support only reward-based methods.