"Purely Positive"..."Balanced"...blog article

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Postby TheRedQueen » April 8th, 2010, 10:37 pm

I really, really liked this blog article:

http://www.dogstardaily.com/blogs/purel ... erspective
"I don't have any idea if my dogs respect me or not, but they're greedy and I have their stuff." -- Patty Ruzzo

"Dogs don't want to control people. They want to control their own lives." --John Bradshaw
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Postby maberi » April 9th, 2010, 9:58 am

Nice article, thanks for sharing
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Postby HappyChick » April 9th, 2010, 10:13 am

maberi wrote:Nice article, thanks for sharing

x 2.
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Postby tiva » April 9th, 2010, 11:09 am

LIMA! "least invasive, minimally aversive". I love it! It's a great description of an approach to training. I do use e-collars in one situation, for example--ie, to stop my Vanya from getting under 2 fences and chasing the neighbor's cattle. This is aversive, but it's less aversive than the alternatives: 1) getting kicked or killed by the cow or farmer; 2) having to stay on leash inside our 20 fenced acres for the next 13 years; or 3) getting through our fence and then hitting the extremely powerful electric fence belonging to the neighbor. But for all other situations, I can find a less aversive method to train the other behaviors I'm looking for (and he never goes near the fences anymore--but I keep the e-collar on for insurance, I guess).
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