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What does ‘positive reinforcement training’ mean?
Cutting the jargon, it means that I use reward-based training methods rather than force or coercion to train your dog. The methods are the same as those used with exotic animals in zoos all over the world when training behaviours for stress-free husbandry, enrichment activities and displays. Here is an Article explaining a bit more about positive training and why I choose to train this way.
In all my training, I follow the principles of LIMA – Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive; meaning that I will not use a potentially aversive technique if there is a kinder one available. It is extremely rare to find a situation where aversive methods are the ONLY way to change behaviour.
If you choose to train with me, we will use food, toys and real life rewards, along with good management strategies to get the results you want. Please see https://iaabc.org/about/LIMA for more information on LIMA.
Do you do clicker training?
Yes. Clicker training, otherwise known as marker training, is the best way to communicate with your dog and teach new skills. You can learn more about marker training here.