Force-Based Training Debunked by Victoria & Scientific Community

“Dogs are sensitive, emotional, vulnerable beings that need us to help to teach them and care for them,” Victoria says. “They’re not out for world domination. Your dog doesn’t necessarily want to be top dog. Your dog just wants to understand what is expected. It’s ridiculous to think you need to be dominant so your dog can be submissive. If you turn a dog over and hold a dog down, and the dog gives up; this is not a dog that is showing submission. It is a dog who didn’t have a choice, and shut down. Dominance training methods are dangerous and rarely teach dogs. Positive reinforcement methods allow dogs space to think and they are effective.”

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