MemberDecember 2, 2023 at 11:00 pm181582
Ah yeah, there is a lot of crappy dog training techniques out there so I understand why some people when they hear, “Place an item in the dog’s mouth,” their mind jumps to, “pry the dog’s jaws open,” and I definitely understand the concern about relying on training aids. For instance, know a lot of gun dog trainers will teach a dog a command Fetch/Hold/Give before the yardwork is developed, but they tend to rely on complicated and expensive apparatuses and devices that I think are unnecessary if you just slow down and take your time on the fundamentals with the dog.
I am curious though, you say you sought FSDT in order to get the same behaviors as you were before. That makes me wonder, what do you see as the purpose of getting behaviors in dog training?