Find out How To Find The Techniques For an Effective Training For Your DOG

Eliza Jonasson
3 min readMay 16, 2021

Here are 6 of the most popular dog training methods used today and who might benefit most from using them.

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1. Positive Reinforcement

This training method begins with rewarding the desired behavior immediately, within seconds after it happens. That way, the dog comes to associate the behavior with the reward.

2. Scientific Training

Scientific training relies on doing a good deal of research and staying updated on the latest studies. For that reason, it may be best for professional trainers, since the methods they use are often effective whether you know the science behind them or not, and other forms of training already employ many of those methods.

3. Clicker Training

The advantage of using clicker training is that it signals the exact moment the desired behavior is finished and exactly what is being rewarded. Trainers can then use the clicker to shape new behaviors and add verbal commands.

4. Electronic Training

Professional dog trainers may see desired results from electronic training, but it’s definitely not for use by average pet parents. Many alternatives put dogs under far less stress and pain.

5. Alpha Dog

The theory suggests that dogs see their families as their packs and follow a social hierarchy, as observed in captive wolf packs. When a dog sees themselves as the alpha, they need to learn to instead respect their human as the alpha and submit.

6. Relationship

This method strives to meet the needs of the dog and the trainer, foster communication, and strengthen their bond. Basically, it’s about being mutually beneficial.
This relationship-based training leads to a deep and meaningful bond, but it takes time and patience. It may not have enough to differentiate it from other training methods, but rather seems to be inclusive of many aspects of other successful methods.

Preparing your dog is something that every single owner of a pet needs to connect with. You need to utilize time to do…

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