Anyone know this trainer?

I don't know her personally, her website is great! The only hesitation that I would have,if I was looking to hire her, is there is no mention of her training techniques, other than the school that she attended. And I am pretty sure that school is not mainly positive reinforcement based.

If I were looking for a trainer, I would definitely want to talk more to her….hope that helps....

I do not but from reading her article on How to Choose a Trainer where she describes her training philosophy. She doesn't sound like a trainer I would choose. She says she uses treat based training and then introduces correction based training.

@lvoss:

I do not but from reading her article on How to Choose a Trainer where she describes her training philosophy. She doesn't sound like a trainer I would choose. She says she uses treat based training and then introduces correction based training.

Oops, I didn't see that link…good catch...

I have never been a fan of National K-9 here in Ohio. I would never reccomend that place to someone. It is more correction based.

Thanks for the info.

Basenji Mix

Just try and convince a trainer that doesn't do the "positive reward" or "treat based" training methods that their methods are not as effective.

The guy who installed our underground fence has since gotten into dog training. He tried to sell me his services when I ordered a collar for Daisy last year. When I asked if his training methods were click and treat based, he said "behavior modification". When I tried to discuss the benefits of the positive reinfocement methods that helped me with Duke, he scoffed that dogs should learn without bribery! Well - I ended the chat since I knew we disagreed.

A do it because I said so, won't work on a basenji and really shouldn't "work" on any other dog..
We should have evolved beyond that.

Yes, do it because I say so isn't good teaching for any species and yet there are many humans that still do it with many species they interact with.

@Duke:

Just try and convince a trainer that doesn't do the "positive reward" or "treat based" training methods that their methods are not as effective.

The guy who installed our underground fence has since gotten into dog training. He tried to sell me his services when I ordered a collar for Daisy last year. When I asked if his training methods were click and treat based, he said "behavior modification". When I tried to discuss the benefits of the positive reinfocement methods that helped me with Duke, he scoffed that dogs should learn without bribery! Well - I ended the chat since I knew we disagreed.

And that is when you just "agree" to disagree and know that is one person you will never use…...

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