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

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Zazie Todd, PhD, is the award-winning author of Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy and Purr: The Science of Making Your Cat Happy. She is the creator of the popular blog, Companion Animal Psychology, writes The Pawsitive Post premium newsletter, and also has a column at Psychology Today. Todd lives in Maple Ridge, BC, with her husband, one dog, and two cats. 

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