Before you get a new puppy here are some things to put into practice as part of ‘The Puppy Test‘
Playing with your dog is a great way to bond with them as well as an opportunity to teach and practice new behaviours.
Dogs are highly intelligent beings and they need mental as well as physical stimulation. Canine enrichment is a way to provide this for dogs and is becoming ever more popular as the benefits are being realised across the globe.
Let’s try to all be respectful and responsible and if you see a dog on lead, please call your dogs back and put them on a lead if you need to. It also stops your dog from getting into bad habits so a win-win for everyone.
This uses modern trainers using methods that set up both the owners and the animals to succeed. Other than original footage sent in by the families, at no point do you see the owners having to demonstrate the problems.
An excellent film with very knowledgeable people. There is no excuse for any trainer to still be using dominance theory as a foundation for their training when the science has proven that positive reinforcement provides better results.