At Sit and Stay, Joana utilizes reward based training methods focusing on positive reinforcement. Our mantra is: “Don’t correct, redirect. Don’t Punish, TEACH”. We never use aversive tools such as shock, choke or prong collars. Why use tools that cause your dog pain when you can teach your dog using kind and fun techniques that promote a loving and caring bond between you and your best friend. Trainers that know the science of dog training and behavior do not need aversive training tools. The amount of force used to train a dog is proportional to the amount of skill someone has. The more force, the less skilled. The more skilled, the less force.
Positive reinforcement dog training is better for the human-canine bond and better for animal welfare than using negative reinforcement. Also, a past history of using positive reinforcement in dog training is linked to better success at teaching a new behavior.
Sadly, many trainers still use outdated methodology and tools such as shock. The use of shock collars (also known as electronic collars or e-collars) can cause symptoms of distress in dogs, and the effects only worsen as the level of shock is increased. Many countries have banned their use, and I hope many more continue to do so.
Focusing on rewarding good behavior and setting your dog up to succeed are the major techniques used by positive, reward based trainers. Sit and Stay is successful at helping you teach your dog basic training, learning how to modify behavior and we help foster a healthy relationship between you and your dog.
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