More science to support positive training

Over at Science of Dogs there’s a post about some research that confirms that when new behaviors are positively reinforced, the learning lasts longer than learning which receives negative reinforcement (punishment).

Lighting the Pathways of Reward and Punishment.

Again, this illustrates why techniques like alpha rolls, neck grabs, and swats on the nose with newspaper don’t work as well as redirecting the dog to a desired behavior and then supporting that with praise and rewards.

Fancy talk that means my success with Chico is based in science, and that any dog can change.


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