Reader Defends Positive Training Methods
Ross, John, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Dear Dog Talk: I recently read your "Dog Talk" column about training.
Like most positive trainers, I consider myself a "crossover" trainer who used aversive corrective traditional training methods in the past. I knew no other methods.
I am regularly involved in discussions with "balanced," or traditional, trainers who almost always become patronizing and condescending and try to marginalize the methods incorporated by positive trainers. We are called "treat-slingers."
Training with treats is not the basis of positive training methods.
It interested me that you consider positive training a "fad or trend" that you feel should have faded away. I …
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Publication information: Article title: Reader Defends Positive Training Methods. Contributors: Ross, John - Author. Newspaper title: Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Publication date: October 12, 2008. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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