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Some dog training methods cause stress

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For owners of unruly dogs, a short yank on their lead and a stern telling-off can sometimes seem the only way of keeping their wayward pets in line.

But a new study claims that such methods of making sure your dog behaves can cause the animal mental trauma and have an impact on its welfare.

http://www.telegraph...t-stressed.html

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IMO the vast majority of training needs to be of positive reinforcement. Any negative reinforcement has to used very carefully...usually only to stop behaviors that have potentially bad/dangerous outcomes.

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It's Victoria for me then!!

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