Dog Training and Behaviour rehabilitation techniques have evolved over the years to include a variety of methods used to enable a dog to learn and become more balanced in their behaviour. However, as these techniques have evolved many professionals have not evolved with them. For too long now people and organisations have been stuck in their ways and insist on a ‘one method only’ usually food based approach to train dogs. The sad thing is this is failing some dogs (and owners), particularly those dogs who don’t respond to the historic training techniques. For some time now I have observed cruel, immoral and unethical behaviour from some individuals towards dog owners who are desperate for help and have not had success with the ‘old school’ type of training if they dare try anything different!
It is time for change and time to remember the most important objective – to enable a dog to live a calm, happy and balanced life!