dog bites

Training methods and Increase in dog bites

Training methods and increase in dog bites he above graph shows the dramatic increase in dog bite hospitalisations over the period 1999 to 2014 in Victoria. So what has changed over this period to cause such a dramatic increase? 16 years ago, balanced and traditional training methods were the norm. Dog owners weren’t fearful of…

Punishment, the evil word in dog training

I am becoming very bored with the statement, “we don’t need to use violence to train a dog” The positive-only and force-free (PO/FF) groups say that their training follows the principles of canine behaviour, and that all dogs are instinctively looking to please us, so there is no need to use ‘violence’. The term ‘violence’ in…

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My mindset on dog training

Mindset Wrap your head around this very simple rule of behaviour. It is the rule of Action->Memory->Desire, and goes like this: An action which brings about the condition for some favourable memory will most likely increase the desire to repeat the action in the future. While at the same time, an action which brings about…