Fellow Creatures on The Positive Shift in Dog Training

My latest piece on my Fellow Creatures blog at Psych Today is Five reasons dog training is increasingly shifting positive.

By Zazie Todd, PhD.

Photo: Cottonbro/Pexels

We know that reward-based training methods are better for dogs. The piece looks at the societal trends - such as thinking of dogs as family - that play a role in the increasing popularity of positive reinforcement in dog training. Check it out here

I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported my blog on Ko-fi this year, and in particular Dr. Jill Bradshaw and an anonymous person for their recent support. Thank you, too, to everyone who has supported the blog by buying Companion Animal Psychology merch. Your support helps keep this blog going and I appreciate it very much! As well, a portion of proceeds from all merch sales goes to the BC SPCA Maple Ridge. 


Zazie Todd, PhD, is the author of Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy. She is the founder of the popular blog Companion Animal Psychology, where she writes about everything from training methods to the human-canine relationship. She also writes a column for Psychology Today and has received the prestigious Captain Haggerty Award for Best Training Article in 2017. Todd lives in Maple Ridge, BC, with her husband and two cats.

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