Traditional Dog Training Versus Modern Methods

Traditional Dog Training Vs Modern Methods

Dog training is one of the most rewarding activities. You get to train your pet with love and care.

However, there are some things which you need to consider before starting dog training. There are many different types of dog trainers out there; however, they all have their own way of doing things. Some trainers use positive reinforcement while others use punishment or both. They may even use them in combination with each other or not at all!

In order to determine what type of dog trainer you want to work with, it’s best if you understand the difference between these two types of training. If you don’t, then you’ll probably end up making mistakes when trying to teach your puppy or adult dog something new.

Positive Reinforcement: This method involves teaching your pet a behavior through rewards such as food, toys or praise. For example, you might give your dog a treat every time she sits correctly.

You could also reward her with a toy for sitting correctly. When using this method, you’re giving your pet something good in exchange for performing the desired behavior.

Punishment: This method involves punishing your pet with negative consequences such as scolding or yelling at him/her for misbehaving. This should only be used in extreme cases such as when your dog is being aggressive.

Using Both: Some trainers use both positive reinforcement and negative punishment to get their point across to their dog. Using both of these can be a great way to communicate with your pet; however, you want to make sure you’re not going overboard.

When using both of these methods, it’s best if you start out slowly and give your pet a lot of praise in the beginning. This way, he’ll be more inclined to listen to you.

Make sure you start off with positive reinforcement and give him treats or play with him right after he does something good. If he doesn’t comply, then you can use negative punishment to get your point across. Don’t go overboard though and never resort to physical punishment!

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