- 4 years ago
The clash of cultures is growing within the dog training world. Traditional compulsion based training is being re-branded to appeal to 21st century dog owners. Newer methods for living with and teaching dogs based on science and rewards is gaining popularity. Differences between proponents of these approaches to training can be confrontational and not entirely factual.
Change can be difficult. And our knowledge of dogs and how to work with them is changing. It could be that dogs and their owners are getting caught in the crossfire of debates on dog training philosophies. Can we make the transition to newer and better ways to train with less conflict and more insight? I wonder.
Audio edition of the article Dogs In The Crossfire from the Life As A Human online magazine website. You can visit Life as a Human to find this and other articles.
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