A great book was published recently called Reaching the Animal Mind by Karen Pryor. Ms Pryor opened up the idea of training without force more than thirty years ago. Her method of using a marker, like a sound or flash of light, revolutionized marine mammal training.
Her methods crossed over to domestic animals and finally, humans! While the debate between reward and punishment based training will continue to rage on, Ms Pryor uses quantifiable experiments and data to champion her argument for the effectiveness of pain free training for all species.
Read or give Reaching the Animal Mind for the holidays. Your dog will thank you!
Lots of woofs,Cissy