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Before you get a new dog:

Free download of Ian Dunbar’s “Before you get a puppy” book



There are many myths, old wives tales and dated un-scientific theories about how to train dogs.  At Positive Puppies, as our name might suggest, we use Positive Reinforcement methods - we do, however, frequently get asked about some of these dated and non-positive methods.  The below links will answer these questions quite comprehensively and independently but ..... We couldn’t agree more on the AVSAB’s stance on these practices  


 On using Dominance Theory as a factor in training:


AVSAB Statement on Dominance theory in the behaviour modification of animals



On the use of Punishment in Training:


AVSAB Position Statement on Punishment


An one that hits the mark for all the right reasons


AVSAB Position Statement on Puppy Socialisation












SF SPCA:

Delta Society:


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