Nuisance barking is a major reason why dogs are relinquished to shelters. Even if you tolerate a dog’s barking, it can wear down on all but the most patient dog owners. Teaching a dog to Bark on cue, and be Quiet on cue helps us two ways.
Positive reinforcement training is based on behavioural science. By understanding the science and learning about its application, we can modify behaviour. The most important thing is that trainers that focus on positive reinforcement are not trying to conjure up dog training theories based on some folklore about how wolves learned in the wild. Instead they [...]