All About Positive Training

For Animals:Positive Reinforcement Training builds: For Humans:It eliminates the need for attentiveness bond confidence cooperation desirable behaviours enthusiasm motivation reliability resilience trust willingness alpha-rolling anger aversives coersion correction electro-shocking forcing grabbing hanging helicoptering hissing jabbing jerking kicking punishing threats yelling      If you are a professional and wish to…
What is Positive Training, and Why Should We Use It?by Lisbeth Plant KPACTP In pet dog training, teaching owners positive training, that is to say, to deliver rewards for desirable behaviour -  is significantly easier and safer than trying to teach them to administer punishment for undesirable behaviour. In either…
Punishment and the Dog Training Instructor Teaching owners to administer punishment may expose the instructor to liability issues because of the inherent, and well documented, risks associated with using aversive stimuli. It is particularly fraught with danger when dealing with dogs that have behaviour problems, particularly those that suffer from…
How to choose a good trainer and an explanation of positive training (Taken from the website of The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviorwww.AVSABonline.org ) How to Choose a Trainer:Choosing a dog trainer can be one of the most important decisions that you make in your dog's life. The techniques…
DefinitionsWebster's online dictionary(10) offers eight different definitions of the word "positive". Unfortunately, none of them is quite what we mean - in daily use - when we talk about positive animal training. In Operant Conditioning,(11) which is part of learning science, "positive" means adding a stimulus, while "negative" means removing…