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courtney   clarksville, TN

5/10/2012 11:52:05 AM

wow! I am doing a lot wrong when it comes to training. so much info in this article, but was great. i always ignore bad behavior, but praise the good though.

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dogluvr   ?, MO

1/2/2012 5:14:36 PM

I use a mix of both methods for my dog, Bolt. I dissagree with ignoring our dog's bad behavior. I think this because we ignore our dogs alot but that doesn't mean that their behavior is bad. Dogs can get really confused with things like that. By the way, leave a comment on my dog, Bolt's page and I will leave 2 free training tips; as a comment on your page. This is part of my campain for dog of the month.
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Anita   Georgetown, IN

5/3/2011 11:44:50 AM

Each dog is unique and requires looking at their particular situation. I don't believe you can truly say only use one method or the other. I use a combination of the two types. I have one dog that is scared of a clicker and another that wouldn't pay any attention to a clicker no matter what. Needless to say she needs a pack leader.

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KarenW   Littleton, CO

1/6/2011 8:34:47 AM

In my opinion, there are certain temperaments of dog that benefit from one method or the other, or even a combination. I do disagree about ignoring inappropriate behavior. The reward for the dog can be in executing the behavior itself. Thus, there is still reward in ignoring the behavior. Dolphins have nothing in their pool beyond what their trainers give them, so it is a different dichotomy.

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Deborah   Reno, NV

12/25/2010 9:55:33 PM

I think both methods are very good and work well. I personally like "The Dog Whisperer" And watch him all the time. He is not too harsh. He just does what is needed for each dog. My Dog is a soft dog, so most of the time I use the positive reinforcement method on her. A mix of these methods can also work well, as long as you are always consistent. All Dogs are different though.


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Donald   Spring Valley, OH

12/6/2010 4:41:16 PM

As a dog trainer and behavior specialist since 1982, I have found that both philosophies work together, but primarily depend upon the dog, i.e., how much of each is needed for maximum effect.

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Camrie   Youngsville, NC

11/14/2010 4:22:19 PM

Don't you think if you ignore the bad behaviors wouldn't the dog continue the bad thing??

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Galadriel   Lothlorien, ME

10/23/2010 12:01:35 AM

This article gives us the argument FOR each case but not against. Though it seems from the wording of this article and the chart and quiz that DC is for positive reinforcement. Good.

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wyldhunny   The Gorge, WA

10/13/2010 10:25:53 PM

i use both and some common sence

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Becky   La,Habra, CA

10/8/2010 7:36:59 AM

Interesting!I use the clicker method and my dog knows several tricks!He gets excited just seeing the clicker!


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Shannon   Millington, TN

10/7/2010 2:10:39 PM

Good article. I am personally a huge Cesar Milan fan and have used his techniques with my pups with much success.

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Sarah   Albuquerque, NM

10/1/2010 2:28:00 PM

An informative article, however I disagree with the statements about Pavlov. He didn't just use a clicker or bell, but he also used electric shocks on the dogs, which doesn't exactly fall under the definition of positive reinforcement...

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