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Positive Reinforcement Training

What is it and why is it important?

Dog training comes in different forms. Here at Bark ‘n’ Town, we use positive reinforcement in our training program.

What is positive reinforcement, you may ask?

Victoria Stilwell, the star trainer of the British TV show, It’s Me or the Dog, says that “Positive-reinforcement teaching techniques use non-confrontational methods to work a dog’s brain – rewarding positive behavior, establishing rituals and training actions that are incompatible with negative behavior, and lessening a dog’s anger and frustration – all while enabling the dog to feel good inside. If you reinforce a dog’s desirable behaviors, there is less of a chance that she will indulge in other behaviors that you do not like.”

Why Positive Reinforcement?

Positive reinforcement training is beneficial in many ways. It encourages your dog to think, and to figure out what will make you happiest. It also sets a clear line of communication by rewarding the dog for good behaviors, and ignoring the bad behaviors. By setting up this clear line of communication, the bond between you and your dog will be much stronger.

The Key to Positive Reinforcement Training

One of the keys to positive reinforcement training is consistency. Consistency helps your dog to develop and learn these new habits quicker and more efficiently. One way to help kick start consistency is to put your dog through a training program, such as Doggie Day School at Bark ‘N’ Town. Our program is designed to help your dog learn efficiently and consistently.



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