Dog trainers are vastly different!

Like politics, child rearing, and everything else, people have strong opinions and very different approaches.

As professional dog trainers, we know that adult dogs do not come to us as clean slates. They have already gone through a variety of other training techniques at home and potentially other professional dog trainers.

It is helpful to know exactly how the other techniques are done so that we can help our clients decide what is best for their dogs.

This talk compares 7 different common methods for rehabilitating fear-based aggression from a humane training perspective, including force-free techniques and punishment methods from popular books and videos. References to YouTube clips of each method will be included to help visualize the differences.

This is an older presentation (2013), but I think the points in it are still important. If you’re a professional trainer, especially if you’re newer to the field, it’s important to get historical background. Fortunately, many techniques have evolved to become more empowering for the learner, but many haven’t. Less violence more control for the dogs is the way to go.

  • Includes dominance-based methods (Cesar Millan, Barkbusters, Leerburg, etc.) and techniques based on behavioral science.

  • Empowered versus traditional CC/DS, Control Unleashed, Constructional Aggression Treatment (CAT).

  • Best for professionals, though most of it should still be accessible to regular folks with dogs.

  • Related webinar: I highly recommend the new Why Animals Need Trainers Who Adhere to the Least Intrusive Principle with Susan Friedman, Ph.D.

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What's included in this course?

Practical, quick videos on all of the topics listed below.

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    Welcome to A Critical Look at 7 Training Methods for Fear in Dogs!

    • How to View this webinar

    • Watch the Webinar Recording (52 minutes)

    • Slide Notes - For Your Personal Use Only

    • What's Next?

Instructor

Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Author

Grisha Stewart MA, CPDT-KA, KPACTP

I'm a dog trainer, author, and international speaker based in Oregon, USA. I enjoy developing creative, empowering approaches to dog socialization and everyday manners.

I'm an animal behavior geek, passionate about wholehearted living for all beings, including humans and dogs with a history of aggression, frustration, or fear. My Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT 2.0) technique is now used worldwide to help dogs gain confidence and social skills. A conservative calculation is that well over 100,000 people have learned about BAT so far.

I have always loved teaching. I earned a Master's in mathematics and taught college courses, but I found my true calling in dog training. I have been teaching dog training and behavior since 2003, started traveling worldwide to teach dog trainers in 2010, and started an online dog training school in 2014. My partner and I currently live with Garbanzo (aka "Adventure Kitty" and "Baby Panther") and Zuki (the sweetheart of a dog pictured here).

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