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Negative Reinforcement

21 Ways You Know You've Done Your Dog Wrong

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 02.09.2015 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

When I ask a few probing questions, I discover that well-intentioned pet owners have often been influenced by professional dog trainers who market negative reinforcement and all the paraphernalia that goes along with it.

Electronic Collars for Dogs: Are You Being Led Astray?

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 09.11.2013 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Dogs want to communicate and fit into the pack, but do not come pre-programmed with human-approved skills. Good behavior must be taught -- patiently, consistently, and kindly.

Positive vs. Negative Dog Training: What's in a Dog's Best Interest?

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 07.05.2013 | HuffPost Home
Sarah Hodgson

Though I'm often called the miracle worker, it's the dogs that always impress me. The most forgiving and trusting of all the earth's creatures, I'm left in awe of their healing abilities.