MemberDecember 12, 2011 at 12:38 pm46
Their methods are fine, but the obedience school isn’t really willing to do much work in addressing the desensitizing issue but it’s been a good experience.
This other trainer comes next wed so i’ll let you know how we go. It’s not so much that we don’t want to use purely positive methods its that they are so bullish in telling us we’re basically teaching Manny that seeing a dog = pain if the collar is on.
She’s gotten the phase one stuff down – here’s a little clip of her doing the very basics without any food reward, just pats and praise 🙂