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Des Plaines Journal


A Kinder, Gentler Training

A new approach to dog training is based on a dog’s behavior and uses non-violent techniques to win dogs over.

The book, “Let The Dog Decide” (Marlowe and Co.) by pioneer dog trainer Dale Stavroff, is designed to help dog and owner develop an enduring bond of trust and cooperation.

Until now, books on dog training have fallen into two categories.  There’s punishment-based conditioning, which uses a leash and a painful choke or pinch collar, and can produce resentment and aggression.

There are also books on clicker conditioning, a gentle advance in teaching animals positive associations, but can sometimes increase aggression in dominant dogs.

Stavroff’s book offers a new approach.  It explains why being the dog’s alpha pack leader - the basic prescription for classical conditioning books - is an unnatural role for a human being and ultimately a losing proposition for the dog and owner.

It also takes clicker conditioning to a new level where the technique can be more effective.

The techniques used by Stavroff accept the dog’s independent will, explain how benevolent eye contact can transform the dog-human relationship in a positive way, limit dependence on the leash and empower a dog’s decision-making abilities.

The book is available where books are sold.  For more information on Stavroff’s techniques, visit www.precisiondogs.com.

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