The one thing a pet parent years for is to be on the same page with their family when it comes to dog training, but unfortunately, sometimes that is not the case. While some parents believe in reward-based training, their families are hesitant. So what can be done?
Here’s a story about a dog mommy who believes that reward-training is the best way to train your dog, but her family disagrees. They think that scaring or punishing dogs is the best way to train dogs, so what’s more effective? Let’s agree that reward-training will help strengthen your relationship with your dogs whereas punishing them will frighten her leading to unpredictable and/or anxious behavior.
Never mix reward-training and punishment-based training because it can leave your dog utterly confused, anxious and stressed out. Mixing different training techniques will also make it difficult for your dog to respond to important commands or requests. If you want to change your dog’s behavior, reward-training is the best way to do it.
Also, reward-training helps your dog to know that they can trust you because you’ll give them a reward every time they do something you request. Rewarding your dog for acceptable behavior also helps build their confidence and, as we mentioned earlier, helps strengthen the bond between you two!
What do you think is the best way to train your dog?
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