Sometimes I sneak & snuggle with my Mommy(on the bed), "It's Me Or The Dog.", in the mornings and while we watch this show Mommy often tells me how lucky she is to have me because I'm not a bad dog and I always try to listen to her & Daddy. I'm also easy to train and it strengthens mine & Mommy's(& Daddy's) relationship! Mommy says she likes positive reinforcement training much more than dominance training. Victoria Stilwell teaches positive reinforce training & if any of your pup's Mommies are having trouble with training you should definitely check out her website, she has a lot of good tips! One technique that Mommy thought was good is the dominance training taught by Cesar Millan. This is a technique used by many dog owners & Mommy thinks it's okay to use a little bit of it with the positive reinforcement training. Please do not take offense if you use this technique but...my Mommy tried the "alpha roll" one time when she wanted me to drop something I had picked up that wasn't mine, & she seen that I was scared, I did drop what I had, but when she released me I tucked my tail between my legs & hid under the bed. Mommy realized that I was afraid...I was scared of her. She has not used the "alpha roll" since then. Read this post, it's one of many that you can find by Googling his name, also click here to read more about him & his techniques(if you scroll to the bottom you will find quotes from experts, read those!). You can use any technique that you want just make sure you know the pros & cons of each! A good mix of the two may work fine.
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