To Correct Or Not To Correct, Part 2

Welcome to part two of “To Correct Or Not To Correct.” Today, Doug Poynter shares why dog owners gravitate toward correction-based rather than positive behavior training. Find out why alpha dominance amongst dogs is a myth, and discover why punishing your dog does more harm than good. Start rewarding your dog’s good behavior today!

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To Correct Or Not To Correct, That Is The Question…

When dogs “misbehave,” most people would respond by correcting them. But, is correction really the best way to train your dog? Doug Poynter would disagree. In this episode, Doug explains why correction works short term but not so much in the long term. Correction training might even make matters worse for you and your beloved pet. Why? First of all, this method is grounded on a theory that was based on a myth. Second, there are better ways to train your dog through positive reinforcement. How? Listen to this episode and learn the best methods to train your canine without inflicting harm or punishment.

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House Training Tips And Tricks

Every single day, furparents face a tremendous challenge: helping their dogs eliminate. Doug Poynter discusses a few practical house pet training tips to guide you in this tedious endeavor. Detailing some tricks he learned from William Campbell, he discusses how to teach dogs to hone the habit of eliminating outside and avoid messing up inside your home. Doug also explains why you should never scold dogs, hit them when you are angry, or praise them while in the middle of eliminating.

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The Magic Of Markers

Most of Doug Poynter’s clients hire him to solve their dog’s behavior problems. For such cases, he typically uses a method called marker training, more popularly known as clicker training. In this special session, Doug explores the magic of markers in training your dog to be an obedient and loving pet. He explains the basics of marker training and the most common mistakes to avoid. Doug also talks about the advantages of practicing this training with real-life people before actually trying it on your pet.

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The Tale Of 3 Dogs

Canine behavior problems usually start with a human problem. You might be using the wrong solution for their problem or giving them the wrong food. Dogs only have one thing on their mind: a partnership with you. Join Doug Poynter as he shares three stories about three different dogs with different problems. Doug shows us what each owner was doing wrong and how he fixed it. Listen to this episode in case you are experiencing some of these problems with your canine buddy.

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Finding A Trainer

If your dog is exhibiting serious behavior problems, it might be time to hand in the training to professionals. Finding a competent and qualified trainer is the way to go to keep yourself and your dog safe and unharmed. In this episode, Doug Poynter gives tips on how to vet trainers that achieve results properly and ethically. Quick results don’t equate to good training methods. You want a trainer who understands your dog’s condition and way of learning and doesn’t just use harsh punishment that creates negative associations. That is not sustainable, nor is it safe. Find out what criteria you should be using to vet trainers for your beloved furry friends by tuning in!

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Get The Reward Right…And Get Your Dog Right!

Nothing helps your dog remember good behaviors better than reward training. This positive-reinforcement training motivates them to continue to do good, especially when done right. Could there be a dark side to the whole process? In this episode, Doug Poynter talks about the power of rewards and when it is good or not. He shares stories from his own clients that exhibit how dogs perceive rewards and what we’re unconsciously doing that affects them in a negative way. Join this conversation to learn how to get your reward right to get your dog right!

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What’s The Deal With Alpha?

You’ve probably heard of the term “alpha” in your dog training journey. But this term might not mean what you think it does. Join Doug Poynter in this insightful episode as he dispels the myth about the dominant alpha. Most people think that the “alpha” is a domineering figure and dog owners often think that’s the role they should follow to get their canines under control. But this is simply false! It’s not about dominating at all; it’s all about leading. Punishment does not work! Doug cites studies done by Dr. L. David Mech, the person who coined the term “alpha,” and William Campbell, the expert in solving behavior problems with dogs. Listen in to learn why your training methods aren’t working and what you should do to fix it!

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