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Methods I use for Dog Separation Anxiety

We all want our dogs 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 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 of dog training.

Why do I only use positive methods for dog separation anxiety training?

Why don’t I use punishment & harsh methods for dog separation anxiety training?

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