- 5 years ago
Audio edition of the article Mysticism and Pragmatism in Dog Training from the Life As A Human online magazine website. You can visit Life as a Human to find this and other articles.
Like politics or religion, a discussion about how to train or raise a dog can invoke strong emotions and strong opinions across a pretty wide spectrum. Everyone seems to have their preferred authorities and philosophies. You can express your own point of view but there is very real resistance to passing judgement on whose methods are more “right” or more “wrong” in polite society.
Alternative training techniques and trendy appproaches to working with our dogs may sound attractive, especially if they promise quick and lasting results. There is a lot of money being made everyday by dog trainers making one promise or another. But when it comes to the health, safety, and well being of the dog you have taken into your home, it is up to you to decide what is best for them.
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