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Forum rules and guidelines: TRAINING & BEHAVIOR, Please Read BEFORE Posting!

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Forum rules and guidelines: TRAINING & BEHAVIOR, Please Read BEFORE Posting!

This Post is to remind our members that this forum is a PR/non-aversive/non-compulsion forum. It is perfectly acceptable to DISCUSS different training methods when not directed as advice to a training/behavior question . It is NOTacceptable to recommend, any training method/tool/technique that relies on Fear/intimidation/pain on this forum. The Dog forum team reserves the right to make judgment calls as to what is harmful.

Generally prohibited advice/tools include, but is not limited to: poking, smacking/hitting, leash jerks or tugs, pushing, stern verbal corrections, grabbing muzzles, pinching gums/tongue/mouth/ears, stepping on paws, spray bottles, air horns, penny cans, chains in bags, shock collars, prong collars, choke collars, flooding, alpha rolling, and "invisible" electric fences.


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When posting in the behavior section, please remember that all advice given is for general guideline purposes only and it's up to you, the dog's owner, to assess whether you are capable of fixing the behavior issues at home through consistent training, or if you are 'over your head' and should consult with a professional trainer or behaviorist. The Dog Forum team reserves the right to make judgment calls as to what is harmful advice. Physically aversive methods should not be recommended on an internet forum.

If your dog’s behavior has escalated to the point of biting and drawing blood, the internet is not where you should be. It is the responsibility of the dog owner to prevent bites from happening and should your dog bite someone else you could be held civilly ($) and criminally (jail) responsible, and your dog may be euthanized. It is for the seriousness surrounding dog bites that we, The Dog Forum Team, will again make a judgment call and may close/remove/edit a thread once your dog has bitten someone, even yourself. Home interventions may have worked before the bite, but it is the general consensus that you find a professional trainer and/or behaviorist to help you solve the problem-BEFORE someone gets seriously hurt.

To locate a behaviorist/trainer, please visit.

Int. Assoc. of Animal Behavior Consultants

American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior

American College of Veterinary Behaviorists

The Certified Council of Pet Dog Trainers

Pet Professional Guild

For further reference:
Suppression, Modification, Shutdown, and Fallout.
Dominance in dogs

Why PR?
If You're Aggressive, Your Dog Will Be Too, Says Veterinary Study -- ScienceDaily (the study)
Is Punishment an Effective Way to Change the Behavior of Dogs? | Psychology Today
Dog Aggression Is Predicted by Training Methods and Breed | Psychology Today
Appliedanimalbehaviour.Com 2 2008.pdf
Dog training methods: their use, effectiveness and interaction wi...: ingentaconnect
What are the Implications of Using Training Techniques Which Induce Fear or Pain in Dogs?
Behavior Modification - Why Punishment Should be Avoided | VCA Animal Hospitals
Search and Rescue Dogs; Punishment, Reinforcement, and Obedience. | dogscience
The Effect Training Methods Have on the Efficiency of Learning

Clearing up misconceptions about PR:
5 Myths About Training Dogs With Treats | Dog Star Daily
Common Misconceptions | eileenanddogseileenanddogs
A Surprising Look at Balanced Training - Smart Dog University
Myth: Positive Trainers are Permissive | Paws Abilities
LIFE AS A HUMAN – Myths about Positive Reinforcement and Clicker Training - Part 1
LIFE AS A HUMAN – Myths about Positive Reinforcement and Clicker Training - Part 2
Positive Dog Training Explained | The Dogington Post
Treat Training Trinity – Why positive reinforcement did not work for my dog. | awesomedogs
Common Misconceptions about “Positive Dog Training†« Pawsitive Steps Canine Training Centre
Articles: Why I Switch to Positive Training by Pamela Dennison at Positive Motivation Dog Training!
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