When I talk to clients and friends, I explain that I follow the Positive Reinforcement, force free dog training method. It's pretty easy to say right? However, what does Positive Reinforcement dog training method mean? I figured I would write about the main types of dog training methodology to explain it better and what it means since different dog trainers follow different methods. Positive Reinforcement aligns with who I am and what I am about. I hope that you as dog parent find this helpful when you are looking for a dog trainer.
I decided to put the information in a chart to help better explain the training method.
Positive = add something (either pain or reward depending the training method)
Negative = take something away (either discomfort or reward depending on the behavior)
Reinforcement = to increase behavior
Punishment = to decrease behavior
I hope that you find this information helpful and if you would like more information on this please feel free to reach out to me for questions and how I can guide you to find the trainer that best aligns with what you and your family are looking for.