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Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick: Compelling Versus Inspiring

Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick: Compelling Versus Inspiring

Punishment is becoming passé. Rather than compelling your pet to do what is requested, consider inspiring him or her. Teddy Roosevelt described his foreign policy as, “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” Historically, mankind has embraced this approach to relations. Indeed, many people associate training their pooch with domineering techniques that essentially bully pups [...]

Pawsitive Reinforcement: Training with Rewards Not Reprimands

Pawsitive Reinforcement: Training with Rewards Not Reprimands

Dog training is transcending. The new mantra: Catch your pooch doing something right and reward the behavior. Nowadays, more and more pet owners and trainers are choosing positive reinforcement for a fun and stress-free experience for all. During positive reinforcement, desired behaviors are rewarded in order to maintain or increase those responses. It is remarkably [...]